Liatris tenuis

Shinners

SouthW. Naturalist 4: 208. 1959.

Common names: Shinners’s gayfeather
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 523. Mentioned on page 515.

Plants 30–55 cm. Corms globose to subglobose. Stems strigoso-puberulent. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline 1 (–3) -nerved, linear-lanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, 120–250 × 2–3 (–5) mm, abruptly reduced on distal 1/2–2/3 of stems, sparsely pilose (abaxial faces), glanddotted. Heads in loose, spiciform arrays (internodes 1–15 mm). Peduncles 0 or 1–5 mm. Involucres cylindro-campanulate, 10–13 × 5–6 (–7) mm. Phyllaries in 3–4 (–5) series, outermost narrowly triangular, unequal, sparsely fine-pilose to glabrate, margins without hyaline borders, ciliate, apices (loosely divergent) acute to acuminate (innermost sometimes obtuse and short-acuminate). Florets 10–12; corolla-tubes glabrous inside. Cypselae 4.2–4.5 mm; pappi: lengths equaling corollas, bristles barbellate or proximally plumose.


Phenology: Flowering (Jun–)Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Longleaf pine savannas, pine-hardwood edges, slopes, flats, uplands, near drainages, sands, sandy clays, fencerows, roadsides
Elevation: 50–100 m

Discussion

Liatris tenuis is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"barbellate" is not a number."fine" is not a number.

... more about "Liatris tenuis"
not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Guy L. Nesom +
Shinners +
decurrent +
not enlarged +
5-nerved +, 3-nerved +  and 1-nerved +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
mostly linear;ovatelanceolate +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
linear-clavate +
Shinners’s gayfeather +
white +, usually lavender +  and dark magenta or pinkish purple +
usually hirsutulous +  and hirtellous-pilose +
prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
La. +  and Tex. +
50–100 m +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Longleaf pine savannas, pine-hardwood edges, slopes, flats, uplands, near drainages, sands, sandy clays, fencerows, roadsides +
in usually determinate , rarely indeterminate , arrays +  and singly +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
cylindro-campanulate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
1(-3)-nerved +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
120mm;250mm +
cauline +, proximal +  and basal +
linear-lanceolate;linear-oblanceolate +
reduced +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
lanceolate +  and lance-linear +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
Flowering (Jun–)Jul–Sep. +
18 +  and 40 +
SouthW. Naturalist +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
conic;spheric;usually flat;convex +
exalbuminous +
branched +  and simple +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Compositae +
Liatris tenuis +
species +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (180 cm1,800 mm <br />1.8 m <br />) +