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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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GODFREY'S BLAZING STAR
Endemic to Florida
Endangered Florida species
Godfrey's blazing star is endemic to Franklin and Wakulla counties in the eastern panhandle coast. Preferring open disturbed areas, Liatris provincialis occurs in the transition zone between coastal scrub and flatwoods and also between sandhill and flatwoods on the mainland near the Gulf coast.
This species shares with L. chapmanii alternate stem leaves that are longer near the base of the plant and reduced upward. These leaves have a raised midrib underneath. There are also grasslike basal leaves up to 6 inches long. Unlike L. chapmanii, the flower heads of Godfrey's blazing star are more perpendicular to the stem, revealing the peduncle.
Other species of the Liatris genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
View Liatris tenuifolia - SHORTLEAF BLAZING STAR
View Liatris spicata - DENSE GAYFEATHER
View Liatris ohlingerae - FLORIDA GAYFEATHER
View Liatris elegans - PINKSCALE GAYFEATHER
View Liatris gracilis - SLENDER GAYFEATHER