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Liatris gracilis Pursh. Slender Blazing-star. Phen: (Jul-) Aug-Oct (-Nov). Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, pine rocklands. Dist: SC south to s. FL, west to MS.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Fl7, FNA21, K4, WH3; = Liatris gracilis Pursh var. gracilis – K3; < Laciniaria gracilis Pursh – K1, SE1; > Laciniaria gracilis Pursh – S; > Laciniaria laxa Small – S; < Liatris gracilis Pursh – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Liatris gracilis, Pitcher Plant Savanna, Baldwin County, Alabama 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷


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