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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.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Liatris gracilis has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Liatris gracilis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Liatris gracilis
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Liatris gracilis
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Liatris gracilis
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Liatris gracilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton