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Liatris hesperelegans Nesom. Western Elegant Blazing-star. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills and other dry savannas and woodlands. Dist: W. AR, s. AR, and se. OK south to w. LA and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See Mayfield (2002) and Nesom (2021b) for discussion of the Liatris elegans complex.

Synonymy: = Nesom (2021b); >< Laciniaria elegans (Walter) Kuntze – S; >< Laciniaria flabellata Small – S; < Liatris elegans (Walter) Michx. – NcTx, SE1; < Liatris elegans (Walter) Michx. var. elegans – FNA21, K1, K3, K4, Mayfield (2002)

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image of plant© Sonnia Hill | Original Image ⭷
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