Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Violet’
Gay feather, blazing star, dense blazing star ‘Floristan Violet’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Liatris||A very old name, meaning lost|
|Species||spicata||With flowers in spikes|
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Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Violet’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 26 × 17" (66 × 44 cm)
7/23/2005 · MacDonalds, Westford, MA