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Liatris gracilis Pursh
Slender gayfeather, Blazing star

Liatris gracilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Liatris gracilis available from :

Liatris gracilis has been found in the following 50 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. Doug Barnes Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Addition Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Coral Pines Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delray Beach, Lake Ida parcel Present Native, Cultivated Only
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Rock Pit 39 Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Ron Ehmann Park Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
SOCSOUTH Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
Tropical Park Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native

Liatris gracilis has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Liatris gracilis has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland

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Liatris gracilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Liatris gracilis
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Liatris gracilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Liatris gracilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Liatris gracilis
Copyright by: Susan Lerner, cultivated at Pan's Garden, Town of Palm Beach, Florida, USA.