Liatris pilosa

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Liatris pilosa
Liatris graminifolia KMR 2011.jpg
Photo taken by Kevin Robertson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae
Genus: Liatris
Species: L. pilosa
Binomial name
Liatris pilosa
Willd.
LIAT GRAM dist.jpg
Natural range of Liatris pilosa from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Shaggy blazing star; Grass-leaf gayfeather; Slender gayfeather

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Liatris graminifolia Willdenow; L. graminifolia var. graminifolia; L. graminifolia var. lasia Fernald & Griscom; L. graminifolia var. racemosa (A.P. de Candolle) Venard; L. graminifolia var. typica; L. graminifolia var. dubia (Barton) A. Gray; Laciniaria graminifolia (Walter) Kuntze

Description

This species is abundant where it is found. [1]

A description of Liatris pilosa is provided in The Flora of North America.

Distribution

Ecology

Habitat

This species is found within well drained stands of longleaf pine, sandhill slopes, and mixed hardwood-pine flatwoods as well as disturbed areas such as clear-cut slash pine plantations. [1] It has been observed to grow in open light conditions in red, sandy clays. [1]

Phenology

This species has been observed flowering September through October and fruiting in October. [1]

Fire ecology

This species grows in areas that are burned. [1]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: R. Kral, Wilson Baker, R. Komarek, Robert K. Godfrey, and Chris VanDerpoel. States and Counties: Florida: Gadsden, Leon, Levy, Liberty, and Taylor. Georgia: Grady and Thomas.