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
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


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

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




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]


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: 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.