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Liatris cokeri

Liatris cokeri Pyne & Stucky

Cokerís Gayfeather, Sandhill's Blazing Star, Sandhills Gayfeather

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Liatris regimontis

USDA Symbol: LICO17

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets. Numerous flowers are crowded on a long spike, each flower with 4-9 florets.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Liatris cokeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Liatris cokeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Liatris cokeri


Record Modified: 2019-03-29
Research By: CBR

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