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  Liatris punctata Hook. var. nebraskana Gaiser image
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Family Asteraceae
Liatris punctata Hook. var. nebraskana Gaiser
dotted blazing-star, Nebraska gay-feather
Liatris: meaning lost in antiquity
punctata: Latin meaning generally "dotted"
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, to 24" tall forb; stems leafy; long and pointed roots
Flower: head with 4-6 pink flowers, bracts (phyllaries) dotted and with a sharp tip; inflorescence with several to may heads in spike-like cluster; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:with dots, mostly smooth, less than 1/5" wide
Habitat: sun; dry; meadows, prairies; in sandy soil

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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