Stokesia laevis

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
Common Name:Stokes' Aster
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:STLA6
Plant Notes:Stokes' Aster is a native perennial in the Aster family (Asteraceae). It is native to the lower third of Alabama. Stokes' Aster occurs in pitcher plant bogs, seeps, low pine woodlands, and in wet ditches. It is a perennial from a tap root or short rhizome. The basal leaves are lanceolate with entire margins. The stem leaves are linear, with toothed margins. Leaves are glabrous and gland dotted. Flowers are produced in heads. The phyllaries (bracts surrounding the head) are spine tipped. Heads are usually produced singly, but may be in corymbs. Heads consists of ray flowers only. The rays are blue, purple, or white. The fruit is an achene. Stokes' Aster is a popular native species and is often available in nurseries. Even though it normally occurs in bogs naturally, it adapts to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. Best flowering is from plants in full or partial sun. Large clumps can be dug and separated in the autumn and plants can also be grown from seed. It can be used in a perennial bed with other natives such as Bee Balm, Coreopsis, Black-eyed Susan, Indian Pink, and Phlox.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FAC (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Stokesia
Species Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene - Stokes' Aster

Citation

Citation STOKESIA LAEVIS (Hill) Greene, Erythea 1: 3. 1893.
Basionym: Carthamus laevis Hill 1768.
Type: SOUTH CAROLINA: Cult. in England,

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cartesia centauroides Cartesia centauroides Cassini, Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1816: 198. 1816.  
Carthamus laevis Carthamus laevis Hill, Hort. Kew. 57, t. 5. 1768. SOUTH CAROLINA: Cult. in England
Stokesia cyanea Stokesia cyanea L'Héritier de Brutelle, Sert. Angl. 28. 1789 ("1788"), nom. illegit.Carthamus laevis Hill 1768. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Choctaw, Conecuh, Escambia, Geneva, Mobile, Monroe, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1875 - 2015

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000032099 Mobile 30 May 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5396
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
USAM000002824 Baldwin 09 Jun 1969 Kral, Robert
35206
USAM
Stokesia laevis (Hill.) Greene
SAMF0007404 Washington 06 May 2021 Davenport, L.J.
6872
SAMF
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000008036 Washington 6 Jun 1981 Haynes, Robert R.
8455
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
UWAL0011862 Choctaw 24 Jun 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7351
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
ALNHS00005092 Baldwin 10 MAY 2017 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#3037
ALNHS
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000008032 Escambia 4 Jun 1972 Kral, Robert
47218
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA_ACC_70517 Washington 30 May 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5402
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000030942 Baldwin 17 May 1964 Creel, John
s.n.
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
USAM000002826 Baldwin 23 May 1976 LeLong, Michel G.
9251
USAM
Stokesia laevis (Hill.) Greene
UWAL0009389 Baldwin 03 Jun 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3656
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UWAL0034336 Washington 08 Jun 1996 Kral, Robert
85975
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AMAL00021178 Baldwin 15 May 2008 Barger, T. Wayne
Perd-346
AMAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
JSU123258 Mobile 3 Jun 1970 Kral, Robert
39602
JSU
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UWAL0002379 Washington 09 Jun 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12940
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UNA00049623 Mobile 13 Jun 1875 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UNA00049625 Washington 05 Aug 1980 Haynes, Robert R.
8132
UNA
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000008027 Baldwin 26 Jul 1969 Mcvay, D.A.
087
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
UWAL0043781 Baldwin 04 Jun 2000 Larsen, Harry S.
370
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
JSU123257 Baldwin 23 Jun 1984 Whetstone, R. David
14267
JSU
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000008028 Baldwin 17 May 1964 Eldridge, D.
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
UWAL0001593 Washington 30 May 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5402
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UNA00058025 Baldwin 26 May 2002 Keener, Brian R.
2061
UNA
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000031959 Washington 30 May 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5402
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000008033 Geneva 14 May 1972 Hanning, D.W.
149
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000027890 Washington 25 May 2014 England, J. Kevin
4866
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
USAM000002828 Baldwin 07 May 1977 LeLong, Michel G.
9744
USAM
Stokesia laevis (Hill.) Greene
AUA000008029 Baldwin 17 May 1964 Creel, John
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000008035 Washington 8 Jun 1961 Jones, Jr., Samuel B.
698
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
UNA00053614 Washington 06 Jun 1981 Haynes, Robert R.
8455
UNA
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000002943 Washington 05 May 2002 Kral, Robert
92537
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
ALNHS00001083 Baldwin 17 May 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#478
ALNHS
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
USAM000002827 Baldwin 27 Mar 1974 LeLong, Michel G.
7695
USAM
Stokesia laevis (Hill.) Greene
AUA000008031 Conecuh 11 Jun 1987 Diamond, Alvin R.
3361
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
AMAL00003490 Monroe 27 May 2001 Kral, Robert
91201
AMAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000008034 Washington 24 May 1970 Blankenchip, B.P.
147
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
UWAL0001750 Mobile 30 May 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5396
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
USAM000002830 Washington 25 May 1968 LeLong, Michel G.
4650
USAM
Stokesia laevis (Hill.) Greene
UWAL0037766 Baldwin 27 Mar 1974 LeLong, Michel G.
7695
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UNA00049624 Mobile 08 Jun 1936 Harper, Roland M.
3522
UNA
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
USAM000002829 Washington 24 May 1980 Shepard, Susie Hentschel
USAM
Stokesia laevis (Hill.) Greene
AMAL00003341 Baldwin 26 May 2002 Keener, Brian R.
2061
AMAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000002941 Baldwin 26 May 2002 Keener, Brian R.
2061
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
ALNHS00003223 Washington 12 May 2015 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#1837
ALNHS
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000016274 Baldwin 03 Jun 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3656
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UWAL0014727 Washington 25 May 2014 England, J. Kevin
4866
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UNA00049621 Washington 28 May 1969 Thomas, Joab L.
2308
UNA
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000034807 Washington 09 Jun 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12940
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AUA000008030 Baldwin 11 May 1963 Coats, Euel
AUA
Stokesia Laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000002942 Monroe 27 May 2001 Kral, Robert
91201
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UWAL0019137 Choctaw 08 Jun 1996 Kral, Robert
85980
UWAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000043047 Washington 25 May 2014 England, J. Kevin
4866
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
UNA00049622 Mobile _ Jun 1878 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
TROY000041100 Choctaw 24 Jun 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7352
TROY
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
AMAL00008364 Washington 05 May 2002 Kral, Robert
92537
AMAL
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
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