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Stokesia laevis

STOKES' ASTER

Florida native

 

An occasional to rare perennial of wet flatwoods and savannas, bogs, wet ditches and seepage areas of the central Florida panhandle plus Escambia, Santa Rosa and Nassau Counties. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana to North Carolina.
Stokesia laevis has petiolate, elliptic basal leaves from 15-20 cm long. The showy blue or lavender terminal flowers are on stems with alternate, clasping lanceolate leaves that are dentate near the base and entire towards the apex.
This is the only species in this genus.

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Stokesia laevis is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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