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Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.
Dense gayfeather, Blazing star

Liatris spicata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central North America.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Liatris spicata has been found in the following 12 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native

Liatris spicata has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Liatris spicata has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Marl Prairie
Wet Flatwoods
Wet Prairie

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Liatris spicata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Liatris spicata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Liatris spicata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Liatris spicata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Liatris spicata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Liatris spicata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley