Liatris microcephala

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
Common Name:Small Head Blazing Star; Small Head Gayfeather
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Plant Notes:Small Head Blazing Star is a native herbaceous perennial in the Sunflower family (Asteraceae). It is native to the northern half of Alabama. Small Head Blazing Star occurs on granite and sandstone outcrops, on rocky slopes, in dry pine-hardwood forests, and on roadside banks. It is a perennial from a globose corm. The stems are 1-5 from each corm. Stems are erect to reclining, green in color, glabrous, and unbranched (unless damaged). Leaves are basal and cauline. The leaves are linear-lanceolate in outline, alternate, sessile (upper) or short petiolate (lower), glabrous, with entire margins. The leaves are gradually or abruptly reduced in size in the upper half of the stem. Flowers are produced in cylindrical heads. The heads are arranged in spike-like arrays. Heads are sessile or with peduncles up to 12 mm in length. Each head has 3-4 series of unequal glabrous phyllaries with hyaline margins. Each head has 4-5 pink-purple disc flowers. The fruit is an achene with barbellate bristles. Small Head Blazing Star is available from some native plant nurseries. It prefers a site with well-draining soil and full sun.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Liatris
Species Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann - Small Head Blazing Star; Small Head Gayfeather

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Lacinaria microcephala    

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: Autauga, Blount, Bullock, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Lee, Marion, Marshall, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Washington, Winston

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000028486 Blount 10 Aug 2008 Brian R. Keener
4737
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117143 Cleburne 2 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
402
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000015559 Blount 07 Sep 2002 Robert Kral
93207
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005532 Etowah 13 Sep 2011 Davenport, L. J.
4853
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005555 Jackson 23 AUG 1991 GUNN, SCOTT C.
2065
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
UNA00048076 DeKalb 30 Jul 1963 Sidney McDaniel
3613
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
TROY000028465 Cullman 16 Aug 2008 Brian R. Keener
4753
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005552 Coosa 10 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1456
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117140 Cleburne 19 Aug 1980 R. D. Whetstone
12221
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
USAM000002524 DeKalb 29 Aug 1969 Robert Kral
36484
USAM
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000015117 Etowah 28 Oct 2007 Brian R. Keener
3993
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117159 Lawrence 18 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6439
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0000780 Winston 16 Aug 2008 England, J. Kevin
0908
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
UNA00068653 Etowah 28 Oct 2007 Brian R. Keener
3993
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117147 Cullman 12 Aug 1974 T. A. Atkinson
636
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UNA00048077 Etowah 12 Jul 1949 A. M. Harvill, Jr.
5236
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
UWAL0000774 Blount 10 Aug 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4737
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117138 Clay 2 Sep 1994 J. M. Ballard
4668
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005554 DeKalb 26 OCT 1947 HENRY, MARY G.
5052
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
SAMF0005531 Winston 14 Sep 2010 Davenport, L. J.
4484
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005545 Chambers 17 OCT 1969 KRAL, ROBERT
37890
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
UNA00048081 Marion 6 Oct 1987 Sidney McDaniel
29574
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
UWAL0000775 Cullman 16 Aug 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4753
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
AUA000005550 Cleburne 11 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1459
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117134 Cherokee 2 Aug 1976 R. D. Whetstone
8811
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
USAM000002523 Jackson 29 Aug 1969 Robert Kral
36534
USAM
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000015561 DeKalb 26 Sep 1987 C. C. Dickson
659
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117408 Winston 18 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6448
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0000842 Franklin 16 Aug 2009 England, J. Kevin
2171
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
UNA00057678 Cherokee 29 Aug 1987 C. C. Dickson
529
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117402 Marshall 2 Aug 1974 T. A. Atkinson
420
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU139780 Shelby 12 Oct 1996 D. D. Spaulding
9380
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005546 Cherokee 28 AUG 1970 KRAL, ROBERT
40767
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
TROY000015565 Blount 07 Sep 2002 Robert Kral
93207
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005529 Etowah 13 Sep 2011 Davenport, L. J.
4850
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0031120 Cullman 24 Aug 2014 Spaulding, Dan
14094
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K.Schum.
UNA00048075 DeKalb 14 Oct 1979 Sidney McDaniel
22996
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
TROY000045607 Autauga 29 Sep 2016 Matthew Parker
131
TROY
Liattris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005559 Talladega 19 OCT 1993 HILTON, JAREL L.
131
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117149 DeKalb 16 Sep 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12405
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117410 Winston 7 Jul 1975 R. D. Whetstone
5134
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000015562 St. Clair 22 Oct 2006 Brian R. Keener
3237
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117160 Marshall 14 Aug 1992 D. D. Spaulding
2661
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0000777 Lawrence 15 Jul 2008 England, J. Kevin
0858
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
UNA00066948 St. Clair 22 Oct 2006 Brian R. Keener
3237
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117135 Cherokee 28 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40767
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005517 Jefferson 30 Sep 2014 Davenport, L. J.
5687
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117146 Cleburne 6 Sep 1982 Melanie G. Bussey
246
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000015564 Talladega 16 Aug 1981 Robert Kral
67672
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117141 Cleburne 9 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
483
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005520 Chambers 13 Oct 2009 Davenport, L. J.
4096
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UNA00048078 Jackson 27 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40701
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117403 Randolph 1 Oct 1988 C. F. Nixon
4344
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000017355 Winston 16 Aug 2008 J. Kevin England
908
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117158 Lawrence 14 Aug 1974 R. D. Whetstone
3704
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005558 Lee 26 SEP 1969 MOORE, HAROLD D.
711-69
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117145 Cleburne 5 Aug 1982 R. D. Whetstone
11895
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0001846 Winston 14 Sep 2010 Davenport, L.J.
4484
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005523 Shelby 23 Sep 2008 Davenport, L. J.
3894
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000002507 Bullock 11 Sep 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
14153
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UNA00054594 Blount 14 Aug 1998 Brian R. Keener
1450
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117132 Chambers 23 Aug 1977 R. Kral
60908
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005528 Jefferson 28 Sep 2010 Davenport, L. J.
4513
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117152 Etowah 3 Sep 1994 L. M. Hodge
3441
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0019243 Cullman 08 Sep 1989 Kral, R.
77084
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K.Schum.
JSU117144 Cleburne 28 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
593
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005560 Talladega 19 OCT 1993 HILTON, JAREL L.
124
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
SAMF0005515 Shelby 28 Sep 1988 Collier, Stephen
90
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117133 Cherokee 28 Aug 1988 C. C. Dickson
1660
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0036183 Chambers 30 Jul 2013 Keener, Brian R.
8096
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UNA00048074 Cleburne 18 Aug 1979 L. J. Davenport
1536
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
AUA000025975 Etowah 28 OCT 2007 KEENER, BRIAN R.
3993
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117405 St. Clair 3 Sep 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12051
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000032164 Franklin 16 Aug 2009 J. Kevin England
2171
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005525 Cullman 20 Sep 2011 Davenport, L. J.
4871
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117154 Jackson 21 Sep 1997 D. D. Spaulding
9998
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005549 Cleburne 11 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1651
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117156 Jackson 28 Jul 1975 R. David Whetstone
5398
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0038702 Jefferson 06 Oct 2018 England, J. Kevin
9548
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU139903 Shelby 11 Oct 1997 D. D. Spaulding
10209
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000015563 Shelby 19 Oct 1978 Robert Kral
63082
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117407 Washington 1 Nov 1997 J. W. Higginbotham
345
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005524 Randolph 13 Oct 2009 Davenport, L. J.
4122
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UNA00048080 Cherokee 28 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40767
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU139904 Blount 12 Jul 1998 Brian R. Keener
1234
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005547 Cleburne 11 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1640
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117136 Cherokee 16 Sep 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12393
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005553 DeKalb 19 AUG 1981 O'HALLORAN, K.
408
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117151 DeKalb 6 Sep 1984 R. D. Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0000779 St. Clair 22 Oct 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3237
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
SAMF0005519 Cullman 26 Jul 2011 Davenport, L. J.
4728
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117150 DeKalb 11 Sep 1986 C. M. Moore
062
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0000843 Marion 09 Aug 2009 England, J. Kevin
2163
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
UNA00058615 Lamar 2 Aug 2002 Brian R. Keener
2341
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117155 Jackson 27 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40701
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005516 St. Clair 29 Sep 2009 Davenport, L. J.
4081
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117153 Jackson 22 Oct 1999 K. R. Brodeur
2171
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0012270 Clay 29 Jun 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7369
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117142 Cleburne 28 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
569
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005551 DeKalb 8 OCT 1941 HENRY, MARY G.
3097
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
AUA000005548 Cleburne 11 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1532
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
UNA00048079 Cullman 28 Jul 1920 W. Wolf
s.n.
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
UWAL0019516 Etowah 23 Aug 1996 Kral, R.
86626
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K.Schum.
SAMF0005518 Marion 05 Oct 2010 Davenport, L. J.
4546
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0000776 Etowah 28 Oct 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3993
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117409 Winston 3 Aug 1975 R. D. Whetstone
5675
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000032167 Marion 09 Aug 2009 J. Kevin England
2163
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005557 Jackson 15 JUL 1967 CUNNINGHAM, HUGH B.
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117401 Marshall 19 Jul 1992 D. D. Spaulding
2368
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000021895 Randolph 1 OCT 1988 NIXON, C. F.
4344
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
UNA00050323 Chambers 1 Oct 1988 C. F. Nixon
4295
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
UWAL0000778 Shelby 29 Sep 1980 Kral, R.
66517
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117137 Clay 3 Sep 1983 Melanie G. Bussey
868
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
TROY000015560 Cullman 11 Oct 1978 Robert Kral
62916
TROY
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117139 Clay 3 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
464
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005539 Winston 06 Oct 1982 Davenport, L. J.
2322
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005526 Shelby 01 Sep 2011 Davenport, L. J.
4846
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117131 Chambers 1 Oct 1988 C. F. Nixon
4295
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0031663 Shelby 03 Oct 1992 Kral, R.
81705
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Greene) K.Schum.
JSU117148 Cullman 12 Aug 1974 R. D. Whetstone
3630
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
AUA000005556 Jackson 27 AUG 1970 KRAL, ROBERT
40701
AUA
LIATRIS MICROCEPHALA (SMALL) K. SCHUM.
JSU117404 St. Clair 3 Sep 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12051
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UWAL0008889 Etowah 13 Sep 2011 Davenport, L.J.
4853
UWAL
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005527 St. Clair 20 Sep 2011 Davenport, L. J.
4892
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
JSU117406 Shelby 30 Jul 1997 D. Keener Morrow
058
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005530 Clay 29 Jun 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7369
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
UNA00054368 Blount 12 Jul 1998 Brian R. Keener
1234
UNA
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schum.
JSU117157 Jackson 28 Jul 1975 R. David Whetstone
5398
JSU
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
SAMF0005514 Jefferson 28 Aug 1985 Davenport, L. J.
2418
SAMF
Liatris microcephala (Small) K. Schumann
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