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Liatris bracteata (Bracted blazing star)
Carr, Bill

Liatris bracteata

Liatris bracteata Gaiser

Bracted Blazing Star, Bracted Gayfeather, Bracted Liatris

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: libr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
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: Purple
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: South east Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Prairies.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-29
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