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Dotted blazing star - Liatris punctata
Other Names:  Dotted Gayfeather


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Root tuberous, often branched. Stems 10–70 cm. Herbage glabrous, punctate; leaves ciliate. Leaf blades linear, 2–15 cm long. Involucres campanulate, 7–15 mm high; phyllaries in 3 to 6 series, oblong to oblanceolate, glandular-punctate, mucronate; inner purple. Disk flowers 4 to 8; ligules 6–14 mm long. Achenes 6–9 mm long; pappus plumose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to MI, south to NM, TX, LA, IL and OH (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 62

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