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Liatris helleri (Heller's blazing star)
Stuart, Will

Liatris helleri

Liatris helleri Porter

Heller's Blazing Star, Heller's Gayfeather, Heller's Liatris

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Lacinaria helleri

USDA Symbol: LIHE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear , Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Size Notes: Up to about 2 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: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Usually lavender to dark magenta or pinkish purple, sometimes white.



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q2CI
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (NC)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-27
Research By: SET

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