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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Liatris spicata var. resinosa

Dense Blazing-star

Scientific Name:

Liatris spicata var. resinosa

Genus:

Liatris

Species Epithet:

spicata

Common Name:

Dense Blazing-star

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bogs, wet longleaf pine savannas, seepages.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable, G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Note that the two varieties of L. spicata do not overlap in NC. Global rank G5T3T5, the variety being vulnerable to secure.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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