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Liatris squarrosa var. glabrata (Scaly blazing star)
Johnson, Johnny L.

Liatris squarrosa var. glabrata

Liatris squarrosa (L.) Michx. var. glabrata (Rydb.) Gaiser

Scaly Blazing Star, Scaly Gayfeather, Scaly Liatris

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Liatris glabrata


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: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AR , CO , IA , KS , MO , NE , OK , SD , TN , TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Liatris squarrosa var. glabrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Liatris squarrosa var. glabrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Liatris squarrosa var. glabrata


Record Modified: 2022-12-29
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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