Liatris aspera

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusLiatris
Species:Liatris aspera Michx.
Common NameRough Gayfeather; Tall Blazing Star
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LULA; Natural Area Presence: SGSNA; Natural Area Presence: TRG; Natural Area Presence: WOLF; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: Purple; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: head; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G4G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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 scariosa var. intermedia Lacinaria scariosa var. intermedia Lunell
Lacinaria scariosa var. salutans Lacinaria scariosa var. salutans Lunell
Lacinaria scariosa var. virgata Lacinaria scariosa var. virgata Lunell

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: Bell (KY), Bullitt (KY), Clinton (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Garrard (KY), Grayson (KY), Greenup (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Lewis (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Marshall (KY), Montgomery (KY), Powell (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Whitley (KY), Anderson (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Campbell (TN), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Cumberland (TN), Decatur (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), Marion (TN), Meigs (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Stewart (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, MEM, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100272093 Clinton Kentucky 04 Aug 2000 Robert F. C. Naczi
8669
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100708492 Van Buren Tennessee 06 Sep 1976 S. McCarrell, C.R. Hinkle, L.B. Oxendine, L.R. Smith, G.L. Wade
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272218 Todd Kentucky 23 Aug 1976 Raymond Athey
3593
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272127 Greenup Kentucky 02 Sep 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5249
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272309 Marion Tennessee 27 Sep 1977 Ronald L. Jones
2003
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272473 McCreary Kentucky 15 Sep 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
3358
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272119 Estill Kentucky Richard G. Guetig
941
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272143 Logan Kentucky 30 Aug 2004 Edward W. Chester
14680
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272192 Montgomery Kentucky 21 Aug 1984 Julian Campbell
977
EKY
Liatris aspera
N/A Bledsoe Tennessee 08 Aug 1979 Mark Whitten
854
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272176 Marion Kentucky 09 Oct 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
6194
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272507 McCreary Kentucky 15 Sep 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
3380
EKY
Liatris aspera
BEREA007909 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213586 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
31234100272200 Powell Kentucky 06 Sep 2001 Timothy J. Weckman
6701
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100725645 Garrard Kentucky 23 Sep 2011 W. W. Overbeck
1569
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272135 Hart Kentucky 27 Aug 1997 Ronald L. Jones
8253
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272317 Roane Tennessee 12 Sep 1976 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272168 Madison Kentucky 29 Aug 1993 Timothy J. Weckman
547
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272184 McCreary Kentucky 04 Aug 1996 James D. Kiser
441
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272150 Madison Kentucky 26 Sep 1999 M. W. Gumbert
150
EKY
Liatris aspera
31234100272101 Estill Kentucky William Martin
EKY
Liatris aspera
BEREA007911 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Liatris aspera
BEREA007910 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213616 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213600 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213604 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213582 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213590 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213598 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213597 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213587 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213615 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213618 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213607 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213608 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213596 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213612 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213611 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213998 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213599 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213605 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213581 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213589 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213595 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213580 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213585 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213601 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213613 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0214025 Bullitt Kentucky
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213606 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213609 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213584 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213614 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213594 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213588 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213984 Whitley Kentucky
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213593 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213617 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213591 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213583 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
APSC0090800 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0053652 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0091475 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0045089 Perry Tennessee 20 Sep 2011 Courtney E. Gorman with Matt S. Burton
052
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0077392 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0056616 Hardin Kentucky 30 Aug 1980 Max Medley
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0102301 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0113878 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0060116 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0058759 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0024591 Stewart Tennessee 14 Sep 1984 Edward W. Chester
84-538
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0024578 Lyon Kentucky 02 Oct 1984 Edward W. Chester
84-676
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0086829 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0024603 Fayette Tennessee 29 Aug 1965 Ken E. Rogers
34484
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0112719 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213610 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213602 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213603 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213579 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213619 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
TENN-V-0213592 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Liatris aspera
APSC0115261 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0024600 Marion Tennessee 2004 John Beck
6304
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0050362 Madison Kentucky 04 Sep 2010 Will Overbeck
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0079903 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0024597 Stewart Tennessee 06 Oct 1967 Jonathan Wert, Rex Matthews, Wayne Chester
1930
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0024598 Bledsoe Tennessee 12 Aug 1979 Mark Whitten, Tom Patrick, Bretta Perkins
854
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0079008 Hart Kentucky 28 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0049177 Logan Kentucky 29 Aug 1976 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0032750 Hardin Kentucky 03 Sep 1977 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0053651 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Liatris aspera
UCHT027903 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris aspera
UCHT027902 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris aspera
MEM005717 Marshall Kentucky 07 Sep 1971 Raymond Athey
1515
MEM
Liatris aspera
APSC0049176 Grayson Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
APSC0060117 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Liatris aspera
UCHT027901 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Liatris aspera
MEM015814 Fayette Tennessee 04 Oct 1980 Vernon Bates Jr.
1923
MEM
Liatris aspera
MEM017612 Edmonson Kentucky 30 Aug 1965 Joe Bruna
s.n.
MEM
Liatris aspera
BRIT99950 Van Buren Tennessee
VDB
Liatris aspera
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