Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Liatris helleri T.C. Porter. Heller's Blazing-star. Phen: Jul-mid Sep. Hab: High elevation rock outcrops, sometimes on ledges of precipitous cliffs, rocky openings in heath balds. Dist: Nw. NC, especially Grandfather Mountain and its southeastern slopes.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = K1, RAB, SE1, W, Gaiser (1946), Godfrey (1948); = Laciniaria helleri – S; < Liatris helleri – FNA21, K3, K4, Nesom (2005c)

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image of plant© Will Stuart
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming