Liatris microcephala

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusLiatris
SpeciesLiatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
Common Namesmallhead blazing star, Smallhead gayfeather
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
C value
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G3G4 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Lacinaria polyphylla Lacinaria polyphylla

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: McCreary (KY), Menifee (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Marion (TN), Moore (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Pickett (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, UOS, APSC, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1898 - 2008

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100272580 Morgan Tennessee 01 Jun 1980 Brian Boom
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272499 McCreary Kentucky 27 Jul 1980 Rob Jacobs
209802
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272515 McCreary Kentucky 10 Aug 1996 James D. Kiser
444
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272549 Cumberland Tennessee 29 Jul 1976 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272663 Menifee Kentucky 01 Jul 1989 Carol Hanley
88
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272572 Morgan Tennessee 09 Aug 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6601
EKY
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213715 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213666 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213704 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213712 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213716 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213672 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213645 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213724 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
31234100272523 Cumberland Tennessee 09 Aug 1979 Thomas S. patrick
2394
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272481 McCreary Kentucky 05 Sep 1987 Max E. Medley
18104
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100746070 McCreary Kentucky 03 Sep 2008 Tara R. Littlefield
2008-055
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272598 Warren Tennessee 13 Sep 1979 Thomas S. Patrick
2497
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100732476 McCreary Kentucky 09 Jul 1978 Max E. Medley
211-78
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272556 Fentress Tennessee 29 Jul 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5173
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100272531 Cumberland Tennessee 03 Aug 1990 V. E. McNeilus
90-540
EKY
Liatris microcephala
31234100732484 McCreary Kentucky 09 Jul 1978 Max E. Medley
211-78
EKY
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213721 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213728 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213699 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213731 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213707 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213647 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213674 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213733 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213717 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213688 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213680 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213698 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213710 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213644 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213650 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213649 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213694 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213690 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213700 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213689 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213729 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213719 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213691 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213678 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213653 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213661 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213676 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213671 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213685 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213727 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213662 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213735 White Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213703 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213708 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213654 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213696 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213642 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213668 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213670 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213684 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213643 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213714 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213664 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213718 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213677 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213732 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213648 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213641 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213693 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213736 White Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213702 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213720 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213651 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213709 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213639 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213667 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213681 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213725 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0210308 Coffee Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213675 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213652 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213705 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213665 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213713 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213686 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213660 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213730 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213656 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213695 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213663 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213734 White Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213723 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213673 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213706 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213640 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213722 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213679 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213669 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213683 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213701 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213659 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213646 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0214196 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213657 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213711 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213655 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213697 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213687 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213658 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213682 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213726 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
APSC0065138 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0083734 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0083330 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0109243 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0077225 Warren Tennessee 01 Aug 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Liatris microcephala
TENN-V-0213692 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Liatris microcephala
APSC0024508 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0112762 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0109241 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0116594 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0053654 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0056033 Van Buren Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0095412 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0053655 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0109242 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0024509 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0024510 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0099802 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0068501 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0024505 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0099705 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0056620 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0055454 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0076701 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0056047 Rhea Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0070114 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0072836 White Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0081579 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0077557 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0109666 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0068912 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0086031 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0056701 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0065133 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0079052 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0106333 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0109665 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009209 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU003629 Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009208 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009206 White Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009200 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU003631 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU003628 White Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009195 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009201 White Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009199 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009193 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009204 White Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
MTSU021994 Coffee Tennessee 20 Sep 1987 Landon E. McKinney
2734
MTSU
Liatris microcephala
MTSU021992 Marion Tennessee 05 Aug 1996 Landon E. McKinney
6752
MTSU
Liatris microcephala
APSC0058783 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris microcephala
APSC0099801 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009205 White Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU003630 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU035295 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009197 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009203 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009196 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009198 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009211 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009202 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009194 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009210 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
HTTU009207 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Liatris microcephala
UCHT027905 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
UCHT038321 Moore Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
N/A Franklin Tennessee 12 Sep 1898 H. Eggert
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
UCHT038324 Moore Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
UCHT039080 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
UCHT036657 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
UCHT035536 Scott Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
UOS01073 Franklin Tennessee 14 Sep 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Liatris microcephala
UOS01082 Franklin Tennessee 13 Aug 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Liatris microcephala
UOS01078 Coffee Tennessee 18 Sep 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Liatris microcephala
UCHT038322 Overton Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
UCHT035535 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris microcephala
UOS01084 Van Buren Tennessee 31 Jul 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Liatris microcephala
UOS01083 Franklin Tennessee R.K. Clements
UOS
Liatris microcephala
UOS01079 Marion Tennessee 05 Aug 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Liatris microcephala
UOS01077 Franklin Tennessee 05 Oct 1994 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Liatris microcephala
UOS01080 Franklin Tennessee 28 Jul 1964 S.E. Trepanier
UOS
Liatris microcephala
UOS01081 Franklin Tennessee 14 Jul 1964 H. Fasick
UOS
Liatris microcephala
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