Liatris elegantula

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Common name: shaggy blazing star [1]

Liatris elegantula
Liatris elegantula AFP.jpg
Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Liatris
Species: L. elegantula
Binomial name
Liatris elegantula
Natural range of Liatris elegantula from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Liatris graminifolia Willdenow var. elegantula (Greene) Gaiser; Laciniaria elegantula Greene; Laciniaria graminifolia (Willdenow) Kuntze

Varieties: Liatris garberi A. Gray


L. elegantula is a perennial forb/herb of the Asteraceae family native to North America. [1]


L. elegantula is found in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. [1]



L. elegantula is found in sandhills and other dry woodlands. [2] Specimens have been collected from drying sand of open pine oak woodland, red clay soils, burned pineland, hardwood stand, peat of savanna, pine flatwoods, limestone glade, broom sedge old fields, longleaf pine wiregrass savanna, sandy old field, borders of hardwood hammock, and on bank of river.[3]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. URL: Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R.K. Godfrey, K.E. Blum, R. Laxor, A.F> Clewell, S.W. Leonard, Gary Knight, W.G. D'Arcy, Angus Gholson, Wilson Baker, Richard Mitchell, J.P. Gillespie, V. I. Sullivan, Ann Johnson, MacClendons, Geo. Wilder, Paul Redfearn. States and counties: Florida (Wakulla, Madison, Jackson, Leon, Jefferson, lafayette, Clahoun, Gadsden, Levy, Taylor, Dixie, Nassau)