Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Liatris cylindracea Michx. image
Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis           

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Asteraceae
Liatris cylindracea Michx.
cylindrical blazing-star, few-headed blazing-star
Liatris: meaning lost in antiquity
cylindracea: cylindrical
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-24" tall forb; stems leafy
Flower: head 5/8" wide with 10-35 pink disk flowers, bracts (phyllaries) with sharp pointed tips; inflorescence with one to a few heads in spike-like cluster; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, long, linear, up to 1/2" wide
Habitat: dry; prairies; in rocky, sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Lacinaria cylindracea (Michx.) Kuntze
Liatris cylindracea Michx. f. bartelii Steyerm.
Liatris cylindracea Michx. var. solitaria MacMill.

         
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