Liatris bracteata Gaiser
Bracted Blazing Star, Bracted Gayfeather, Bracted Liatris
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: LIBR
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Native Distribution: South east Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Prairies.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Liatris bracteata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Liatris bracteata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Liatris bracteata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-29