Wild Florida Photo - Stokesia - Stokesia genus
Stokesia is a monotypic genus containing the single species known as Stokes' aster.
flower and buds
The genus Stokesia
is named for Jonathan Stokes (1755-1831), an English physician and botanist.
The species Stokesia laevis
was originally classified as Carthamus laevis
, in the distaff thistle genus.
Species of the Stokesia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
The genus Stokesia is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.