Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Liatris pilosa (Aiton) Willdenow. Phen: (Aug-) Sep-Oct (-Nov). Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine barrens, other xeric forests and woodlands, fields, roadbanks. Dist: NJ, DE, and PA south to SC.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA21, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va, Nesom & Stucky (2004); = Laciniaria graminifolia – S; = Liatris graminifolia – C, G; < Liatris graminifolia – RAB, SE1, W, (also see Liatris virgata); > Liatris graminifolia var. dubia – WV, Gaiser (1946), Godfrey (1948); > Liatris graminifolia var. graminifolia – F; > Liatris graminifolia var. lasia – F; > Liatris graminifolia var. racemosa – F, WV; > Liatris graminifolia var. typica – Gaiser (1946), Godfrey (1948)

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image of plant© Grant Morrow Parkins
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