Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Liatris scariosa (Linnaeus) Willdenow. Northern Blazing-star. Phen: Aug-Sep (-Oct). Hab: Shale barrens, dry rock outcrops, roadbanks. Dist: PA, MD, and WV south to NC and TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = F, G; = Liatris scariosa var. scariosa – C, FNA21, K1, K3, K4, SE1, Va; < Laciniaria scariosa – S, also see Liatris squarrulosa; < Liatris scariosa – Pa, RAB, Tn, W; > Liatris scariosa var. scariosa – WV, Gaiser (1946), Godfrey (1948); > Liatris scariosa var. virginiana – WV, Gaiser (1946), Godfrey (1948)

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