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Liatris pilosa

Liatris pilosa (Aiton) Willd.

Shaggy Blazing Star, Shaggy Gayfeather, Shaggy Liatris, Grass-leaf Blazingstar

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Lacinaria graminifolia, Lacinaria pilosa, Liatris graminifolia, Liatris graminifolia var. dubia, Liatris graminifolia var. lasia, Liatris pilosa var. lasia, Liatris pilosa var. pilosa

USDA Symbol: LIPI7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Linear , Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous , Pilose
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AL , DC , DE , FL , GA , MD , NC , NJ , PA , SC , VA , WV
Native Habitat: open woodlands or borders; edges of salt marsh and dune hollows

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-08-20
Research By: DEW

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