Wild Florida Photo - Liatris tenuifolia

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Liatris tenuifolia

SHORTLEAF BLAZING STAR

Florida native

 

There are 15 species of the Liatris genus that occur in Florida and they are often challenging to distinguish from each other. One of these - Liatris gholsonii - was just recognized as a new species in 2002. L. tenuifolia even has a subspecies, var. quadrifolia

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

Other species of this genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Liatris provincialis - GODFREY'S BLAZING STAR
  View  Liatris spicata - DENSE GAYFEATHER
  View  Liatris ohlingerae - FLORIDA GAYFEATHER
  View  Liatris elegans - PINKSCALE GAYFEATHER
  View  Liatris gracilis - SLENDER GAYFEATHER


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