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Liatris punctata var. mexicana Gaiser
Mexican Blazing Star, Mexican Gayfeather
Synonyms: Liatris mucronata var. interrupta
USDA Symbol: LIPUM
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Root Type:
Tuberous Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape:
Linear Leaf Texture:
Leathery Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Inflorescence:
Terminal Fruit Type: Achene Size Notes:
50-85 cm. in height. Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers purple or rarely white. (Bibref 293).
DistributionUSA: LA , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas.
Native Habitat: Gravelly and rocky slopes, canyon bottoms, grassy areas, mesquite, commonly over limestone. (Webref 3).
USDA Native Status: L48 N
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Webref 3 - Flora of North America
(2008) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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Record Modified: 2012-09-17
Research By: JAM