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Liatris punctata Hook.
DOTTED BLAZING STAR
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Liatris punctata Hook. - Prairie Snakeroot

Liatris punctata plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info yet.

Liatris punctata root Root.

Leaves - No info yet.

Liatris punctata leaves Leaves and stem.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Liatris punctata inflorescence

Involucre - No info yet.

Liatris punctata involucre

Ray flowers - Absent.

Disk flowers - No info yet.

Liatris punctata flowers

Flowering - August - November.

Habitat - Loess hill prairies, upland prairies.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found in just a handful of western Missouri counties. The plant can be identified by its long, carrot-like, vertical root, typically multiple stems, and many flower heads. The flower heads are sessile and contain 3-7 flowers. The pappus of the flowers is plumose.
Another species, L. mucronata DC. , is very similar but has softer leaves which arch downward at the tips and a globose corm for a root. The flowers of both species are nearly always pink but plants with pure-white flowers are rarely found. Here is a white-flowered plant:

Liatris punctata white

Photographs taken at Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve, KS., 9-24-06.


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Liatris punctata Hook.
dotted blazing star

Image of Liatris punctata

General Information
Symbol: LIPU
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: dotted gayfeather
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Images

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©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, AZ, Flagstaff, Arboretum. July 14, 2001. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CO, Denver Botanic Gardens. August 11, 2003. Usage Requirements .

©Thomas G. Barnes. Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, KS, Manhattan. Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Classification

Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Liatris Gaertn. ex Schreb. – blazing star
Species Liatris punctata Hook. – dotted blazing star

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Liatris punctata . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Liatris punctata</i>
Hook. var. <i>
mexicana</i>
Gaiser
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican blazing star Distribution of <i>
Liatris punctata</i>
Hook. var. <i>
mucronata</i>
(DC.) B.L. Turner
Liatris punctata var. mucronata
cusp blazing star Distribution of <i>
Liatris punctata</i>
Hook. var. <i>
punctata </i>
Liatris punctata var. punctata
dotted blazing star

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Michigan dotted blazing-star Probably Extirpated

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (LIPU)

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CalPhotos     Photo Database

 

Number of matches : 34
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Liatris punctata%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
Dotted Blazingstar
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0453 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
Dotted Blazingstar
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0452 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
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© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
ID: 0000 0000 0506 2295 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
ID: 0000 0000 0506 2296 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
ID: 0000 0000 0506 2297 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
ID: 0000 0000 0506 2298 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
ID: 0000 0000 0908 0937 [detail]
© 2008 Trent M. Draper

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
ID: 0000 0000 0908 0938 [detail]
© 2008 Trent M. Draper

Liatris punctata
Liatris punctata
ID: 0000 0000 0710 1691 [detail]
© 2010 Jean Pawek

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Plains Gayfeather
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1094 [detail]
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Plains Gayfeather
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1095 [detail]
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1114 0878 [detail]
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0059 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0060 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0061 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0062 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0063 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0064 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0069 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0070 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0071 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1010 2626 [detail]
© 2010 Barry Breckling

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 2577 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Using these photos: A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to CalPhotos. Please follow the usage guidelines provided with each image. Use and copyright information, as well as other details about the photo such as the date and the location, are available by clicking on the [detail] link under the thumbnail. See also: Using the Photos in CalPhotos .   


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CalPhotos     Photo Database

 

Number of matches : 12
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Liatris punctata var. punctata%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1010 2626 [detail]
© 2010 Barry Breckling

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 2577 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 2578 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Plains Gayfeather
ID: 0000 0000 1115 3877 [detail]
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Plains Gayfeather
ID: 0000 0000 1115 3878 [detail]
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing-star
ID: 0000 1111 1234 2038 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing-star
ID: 0000 1111 1234 2039 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing-star
ID: 0000 1111 1234 2040 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing-star
ID: 0000 1111 1234 2041 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing-star
ID: 0000 1111 1234 2042 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing-star
ID: 0000 1111 1234 2043 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Liatris punctata var. punctata
Liatris punctata var. punctata
Dotted Blazing-star
ID: 0000 1111 1234 2044 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Using these photos: A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to CalPhotos. Please follow the usage guidelines provided with each image. Use and copyright information, as well as other details about the photo such as the date and the location, are available by clicking on the [detail] link under the thumbnail. See also: Using the Photos in CalPhotos .   


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CalPhotos is a project of BSCIT      University of California, Berkeley

Following modified from CalPhotos
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CalPhotos     Photo Database

 

Number of matches : 12
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Liatris punctata var. mexicana%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

Click on the thumbnail to see an enlargement

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Plains Gayfeather
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1094 [detail]
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Plains Gayfeather
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1095 [detail]
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1114 0878 [detail]
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0059 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0060 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0061 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0062 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0063 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0064 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0069 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0070 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Liatris punctata var. mexicana
Mexican Blazing Star
ID: 0000 0000 1015 0071 [detail]
© 2015 Wynn Anderson

Using these photos: A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to CalPhotos. Please follow the usage guidelines provided with each image. Use and copyright information, as well as other details about the photo such as the date and the location, are available by clicking on the [detail] link under the thumbnail. See also: Using the Photos in CalPhotos .   


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CalPhotos is a project of BSCIT      University of California, Berkeley

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