Apr. 8, 2020
shortleaf blazing star, Liatris tenuifolia
Shortleaf was one of the many blazing stars on my autumn trip to Florida. At times it was like a blazing star tour. It has been continuing since then as I try to identify them all. I depended too much on images, and not enough on specimens. This is newly re-identified, and just might be correct. In any case, they are all a spectacular sight. Shortleaf grows in AL, FL, GA, and SC. Taylor Co FL, 10/20/15. Aster family, Asteraceae.