Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Liatris elegans (Walter) Michaux var. elegans . Common Elegant Blazing-star. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, {additional habitats}. Dist: SC south to c. peninsular FL, west to TX and OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Nesom (2021b); >< Laciniaria elegans – S; >< Laciniaria flabellata – S; < Liatris elegans – Fl7, NcTx, RAB, SE1, WH3; < Liatris elegans var. elegans – FNA21, K3, K4, Tx, Mayfield (2002); >< Liatris elegans var. elegans – K1, Gaiser (1946); >< Liatris elegans var. flabellata – K1, Gaiser (1946)

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image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware