Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Liatris ligulistylis (A.Nelson) K.Schum. image
Photographer: Robert Bierman           

Derek Anderson

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Liatris ligulistylis (A.Nelson) K.Schum.
northern plains blazing-star, showy blazing-star
Liatris: meaning lost in antiquity
ligulistylis: ligula for "tongue;" stylos for "style;" hence "tongue-like style"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-5' tall forb; stems usually smooth and with 8-100 leaves below the inflorescence
Flower: head with 30-100 pink to purple disk flowers, uppermost head the largest, middle bracts (phyllaries) with wide, irregularly-cut edges; inflorescence with 3 to 10 heads in a spike-like cluster; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, long, up to 1 1/2" wide, lower leaves long-stalked
Habitat: full sun; moderate moisture to moist; prairies, meadows, streambanks; in loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Lacinaria ligulistylis A.Nelson

         
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