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Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Violet’

Gay feather, blazing star, dense blazing star ‘Floristan Violet’

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
SpeciesspicataWith flowers in spikes
Cultivar‘Floristan Violet’

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Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Violet’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Liatris spicata (gay feather, blazing star, dense blazing star ‘Floristan Violet’)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 26 × 17" (66 × 44 cm)

Liatris spicata (gay feather, blazing star, dense blazing star ‘Floristan Violet’)

7/23/2005 · MacDonalds, Westford, Mass­a­chu­setts