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Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae

Liatris scariosa (L.) Willd. var. novae-angliae Lunell

New England Blazing Star, Northern Gayfeather

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Liatris borealis, Liatris novae-angliae

USDA Symbol: LISCN2

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: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets. Numerous flowers are crowded on a long spike, each flower with 35-60 florets.

Distribution

USA: CT , MA , ME , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI

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 scariosa var. novae-angliae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae

Metadata

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

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