Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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SLENDER BLAZING STAR
A common wildflower of sandhills and flatwoods throughout almost all of Florida. The range includes the southeastern coastal states from Mississippi to South Carolina.
The stems of slender gayfeather are hairy, with alternate leaves, up to 1 meter (~3 ft.) tall and terminated in spikelike racemes of purple florets. The pedicels are hairy. Upper leaves are numerous, linear and sessile. Lower leaves are spatulate and stalked with ciliated bases.
Other species of the Liatris genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
View Liatris tenuifolia - SHORTLEAF BLAZING STAR
View Liatris provincialis - GODFREY'S BLAZING STAR
View Liatris spicata - DENSE GAYFEATHER
View Liatris ohlingerae - FLORIDA GAYFEATHER
View Liatris elegans - PINKSCALE GAYFEATHER