Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Slender Blazingstar
Liatris cylindracea
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

P
Habitat:
Dry calcareous or siliceous soil, hillside glades, prairie openings.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Heads few or solitary, cylindric in shape, phyllaries appressed and the tips rounded with short mucronate tip; leaves linear, somewhat stiff and numerous, reduced upwards on the stem.

Management:
Woody plant invasion may need to be controlled using periodic prescribed fire, mowing or other means to maintain the open character of the habitat for this species. Hand removal of trees in the vicinity of the species is necessary. Soil disturbance resulting from activities such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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