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Blazing-star blazed out

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Liatris Spike Turned Fluffy 1550

Do you remember what blazing-star, Liatris mucronata, looks like when it’s flowering? In contrast, here’s what a spike of this plant looks like after it has gone to seed, dried out, and turned fluffy. This photograph is from the Riata Trace Pond on January 7.

UPDATE: It seems that botanists have reclassified Liatris mucronata as Liatris punctata var. mucronata.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 26, 2016 at 5:18 AM

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