Wild Florida Photo - Liatris tenuifolia - Shortleaf Blazing Star

Liatris tenuifolia Nutt.

Shortleaf Blazing Star

Florida native

Putnam Co. FL 10/06/03

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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 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 spicata - DENSE GAYFEATHER

Date record last modified: Jul 09, 2024

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