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Liatris turgida Gaiser. Shale Blazing-star. Phen: Jul-mid Sep. Hab: Shale barrens, other low elevation outcrops. Dist: E. WV and w. VA south to w. NC and nw. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See Nesom (2005c) and Clark (2019) for additional discussion about taxonomic uncertainties regarding L. turgida and L. helleri.

Synonymy: = C, F, G, K1, RAB, SE1, W, WV, Gaiser (1946), Godfrey (1948); < Liatris helleri Porter – FNA21, K4, Va, Nesom (2005c)

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Liatris turgida, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Liatris turgida, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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