Dense Blazing Star
Marsh Blazing Star
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.
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