Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  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

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Flora of North America (off site)
Lacinaria cylindracea (Michx.) Kuntze
Liatris cylindracea Michx. f. bartelii Steyerm.
Liatris cylindracea Michx. var. solitaria MacMill.

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