Liatris acidota

Engelmann & A. Gray

Boston J. Nat. Hist. 5: 218. 1845. 1845

Common names: Gulf Coast or sharp gayfeather
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Lacinaria acidota (Engelmann & A. Gray) Kuntze Liatris acidota var. vernalis Engelmann & A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 525. Mentioned on page 513, 514.

Plants 20–90(–130) cm. Corms usually globose to subglobose, sometimes ovoid to elongate. Stems glabrous. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline 3–5-nerved, linear to linear-oblanceolate, 100–400 × 1–3(–5) mm, gradually reduced distally or abruptly on distal 1/2 of stems, essentially glabrous (bases of basal usually fibrous-persistent). Heads in dense, spiciform arrays. Peduncles 0. Involucres cylindro-turbinate, 6–7(–10) × ca. 3 mm. Phyllaries in 3–4 series, (often purple) oblong-oblanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, unequal, essentially glabrous, margins with hyaline borders, ciliolate, apices (erect or ± appressed) acuminate to acute. Florets (2–)3–4(–5); corolla tubes glabrous inside. Cypselae 4–4.5 mm; pappi: lengths ± equaling corollas, bristles barbellate to subplumose. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering (Jun–)Jul–Oct(–Nov).
Habitat: Coastal prairies, prairie remnants, wet pine flats, savannas, oak-pine, ditches, roadsides, railroads, sand, sandy and silty loams, clays
Elevation: 0–30 m

Discussion

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Guy L. Nesom +
Engelmann & A. Gray +
Gulf Coast or sharp gayfeather +
La. +  and Tex. +
0–30 m +
Coastal prairies, prairie remnants, wet pine flats, savannas, oak-pine, ditches, roadsides, railroads, sand, sandy and silty loams, clays +
Flowering (Jun–)Jul–Oct(–Nov). +
Boston J. Nat. Hist. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Lacinaria acidota +  and Liatris acidota var. vernalis +
Liatris acidota +
species +