Contains 13 accepted taxa overall.

Specimen: Search the Consortium of Tennessee-Kentucky Herbaria for specimens within this genus


Scientific NameCommon Name
Liatris aspera Rough gayfeather, tall blazing star
Liatris cylindracea Barrelhead gayfeather, Ontario blazing star
Liatris hirsuta Hairy gayfeather
Liatris microcephala smallhead blazing star, Smallhead gayfeather
Liatris pilosa Grass-leaf gayfeather, shaggy blazing star
Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya prairie blazing star, Prairie or cattail gayfeather
Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii Nieuwland's blazing star
Liatris scariosa var. scariosa devil's bite, Northern gayfeather
Liatris spicata var. resinosa dense blazing star
Liatris spicata var. spicata dense blazing star, Florist or marsh gayfeather
Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa colicroot, Loosescale gayfeather, scaly blazing star
Liatris squarrulosa Appalachian blazing star, Southern gayfeather
Liatris virgata King's Mountain or piedmont gayfeather, wand blazing star