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Wild Florida Photo - Liatris spicata - Dense Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

Dense Gayfeather
Dense Blazing Star
Marsh Blazing Star

Florida native

Brevard Co. FL 10/06/05
Volusia Co. FL 10/01/11
Volusia Co. FL 10/01/11
Volusia Co. FL 10/01/11
Brevard Co. FL 10/06/05
Brevard Co. FL 10/06/05

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Occassional plant of sandhills and flatwoods throughout most of Florida. The range extends from Louisiana to Wisconsin eastward except extreme northeast New England.
Dense blazing star has a smooth or nearly smooth stem typically a meter tall or more. The many heads of purple florets are sessile in a spikelike raceme. Leaves are alternate, linear, smooth or nearly so and non-cilliate at the base. The lower stem leaves are largest.

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


Other species of the Liatris genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Liatris elegans - PINKSCALE GAYFEATHER
  Liatris gracilis - SLENDER GAYFEATHER
  Liatris ohlingerae - FLORIDA GAYFEATHER
  Liatris pauciflora var. pauciflora - FEWFLOWER GAYFEATHER
  Liatris provincialis - GODFREY'S BLAZING STAR
  Liatris tenuifolia - SHORTLEAF BLAZING STAR


Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016


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