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Liatris gracilis

Slender Gayfeather
Slender Blazing Star

Florida native

Thomas Co. GA 10/29/06
Hillsborough Co. FL 10/11/15
Hillsborough Co. FL 10/11/15
Hillsborough Co. FL 10/11/15
Hillsborough Co. FL 10/11/15
Thomas Co. GA 10/29/06
Thomas Co. GA 10/29/06
Thomas Co. GA 10/29/06

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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.

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Liatris gracilis 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 ohlingerae - FLORIDA GAYFEATHER
  Liatris pauciflora var. pauciflora - FEWFLOWER GAYFEATHER
  Liatris provincialis - GODFREY'S BLAZING STAR
  Liatris spicata - DENSE GAYFEATHER
  Liatris tenuifolia - SHORTLEAF BLAZING STAR


Date record last modified: Apr 28, 2020


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