September 15th, 2012. We drove over Patterson Gap Road from Betty’s Creek Road to Persimmon Road. Patterson Gap lies on the Tennessee Valley Divide in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The road is graveled and water erosion has produced some rough sections.
The top of the stem
Close-up views of the flowers from different angles.
Liatris squarrulosa (Appalachian Blazing Star, Southern Blazing Star, Earl’s Blazing Star) is native to the UnitedStates where it’s found in from Ohio to Illinois southwest to Texas and southeast in Virginia to Florida. In Georgia, it’s only been documented only in a few counties, in the Piedmont.Click on an image to view a larger image
- Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Liatris squarrulosa (Southern Blazing Star)
- J. Pippen, Duke University: Liatris squarrulosa (SouthernBlazing Star, Appalachian Blazing Star, Earl’s Blazing Star)
- Missouri Plants: Liatris squarrulosa
United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Liatris squarrulosa (Appalachian Blazing Star)