Liatris hirsuta

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Common name: scaly blazing star [1]

Liatris hirsuta
Liatris hirsuta KWF.jpg
Photo by Michael Haddock at Kansas Wildflowers Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Liatris
Species: L. hirsuta
Binomial name
Liatris hirsuta
Natural range of Liatris hirsuta from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Liatris squarrosa (Linnaeus) Michaux var. hirsuta (Rydberg) Gaiser

Varieties: none


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


L. hirsuta is found in the southeastern corner of the United States excluding Florida. [1]



L. hirsuta is found in glades and prairies. [2] Specimens have been collected from sandy loam on roadside, hardwood hammock margins, clearing in longleaf pinewoods, wiregrass longleaf pine woods, longleaf pine savanna, and moist loany sand of pine-oak regions. [3]

Conservation and Management

L. hirsuta is listed as endangered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Program, and as probably extirpated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Natural Features Inventory. [1]

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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, Steven P. Christman, R.Kral. States and counties: Florida (Washinggton, Escambia, Highlands, Santa Rosa) Georgia (Thomas) Alabama (Lowndes)