Wild Florida Photo - Liatris provincialis

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Liatris provincialis

GODFREY'S BLAZING STAR

GODFREY'S GAYFEATHER

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Endangered Florida species

 

Godfrey's blazing star is endemic to Franklin and Wakulla counties in the eastern panhandle coast. Preferring open disturbed areas, Liatris provincialis occurs in the transition zone between coastal scrub and flatwoods and also between sandhill and flatwoods on the mainland near the Gulf coast.
This species shares with L. chapmanii alternate stem leaves that are longer near the base of the plant and reduced upward. These leaves have a raised midrib underneath. There are also grasslike basal leaves up to 6 inches long. Unlike L. chapmanii, the flower heads of Godfrey's blazing star are more perpendicular to the stem, revealing the peduncle.

 
Liatris provincialis is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Liatris genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Liatris tenuifolia - SHORTLEAF BLAZING STAR
  View  Liatris spicata - DENSE GAYFEATHER
  View  Liatris ohlingerae - FLORIDA GAYFEATHER
  View  Liatris elegans - PINKSCALE GAYFEATHER
  View  Liatris gracilis - SLENDER GAYFEATHER


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