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Liatris spicata (Linnaeus) Willdenow. Florist's Gayfeather. Phen: Jun-Aug (-Sep). Hab: Prairies (calcareous), roadsides, seepages, bogs, grassy balds. Dist: MA, ON, and MI, south to GA, AL, MS, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Blooming earlier than the coastal L. resinosa, even though occurring inland, more northerly, and at higher elevations.

Synonymy: = Liatris spicata (L.) Willd. var. spicata – F, FNA21, G, K1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Va, WV; = Liatris spicata (L.) Willd. var. typica – Gaiser (1946), Godfrey (1948); < Laciniaria spicata (L.) Kuntze – S; < Liatris spicata (L.) Willd. – C, Il, Mi, Oh3, SE1, Tn, W; > Liatris spicata (L.) Willd. var. montana A.Gray; < Liatris spicata (L.) Willd. var. spicata – K3, K4

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