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Liatris provincialis

Godfrey's blazing star
Godfrey's gayfeather

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Endangered Florida species

Polk Co. FL - Bok Sanctuary Rare Native Plant Garden 08/06/05
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.
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Polk Co. FL - Bok Sanctuary Rare Native Plant Garden 08/06/05
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04

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Liatris provincialis is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.


Other species of the Liatris genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Liatris tenuifolia - SHORTLEAF BLAZING STAR
  Liatris spicata - DENSE GAYFEATHER
  Liatris ohlingerae - FLORIDA GAYFEATHER
  Liatris elegans - PINKSCALE GAYFEATHER
  Liatris gracilis - SLENDER GAYFEATHER


Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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