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Liatris cymosa

Liatris cymosa (H. Ness) K. Schum.

Aggie-land Gayfeather, Branched Blazing Star, Branched Gayfeather

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: LICY2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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 Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets. Numerous flowers are crowded on a long spike, each flower with 20-25 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 cymosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Liatris cymosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Liatris cymosa


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

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