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Liatris scariosa

Liatris scariosa (L.) Willd.

 

Northern Blazing Star, Devil’s Bite

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusLiatrisA very old name, meaning lost
Speciesscariosa

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Liatris scariosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.

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Liatris scariosa (Northern Blazing Star, Devil’s Bite)

6/20/2010 · Blue Hill Reservation, Milford, MA
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm) ID is uncertain

Liatris scariosa (Northern Blazing Star, Devil’s Bite)

6/20/2010 · Blue Hill Reservation, Milford, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Liatris scariosa (Northern Blazing Star, Devil’s Bite)

6/20/2010 · Blue Hill Reservation, Milford, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

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