Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene, Erythea 1 3 1893. (Syn: Cartesia centauroides Cass., Carthamus cyaneus Banks ex Steud., Carthamus laevis Hill, Stokesia cyanea L’Hér. [Illegitimate]);
Stokes’ Aster, Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster;
The species is native to the southeastern United States.
The flowers appear in the summer and are purple, blue, or white in nature.
The plant is cultivated as a garden flower. Several cultivars are available, including the cornflower blue ‘Klaus Jelitto’, ‘Colorwheel’, which is white, turning purple over time, and ‘Blue Danube’, which has a blue flower head with a white center. More unusual cultivars include the pink-flowered ‘Rosea’ and yellow-flowered ‘Mary Gregory’.
Like a few other plants (such as some species of Vernonia), it contains vernolic acid, a vegetable oil with commercial applications.The genus is named after Jonathan Stokes (1755–1831), English botanist and physician.
(From Wikipedia on 17.12.13)
SK573 17 JUN-2017:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Gopaldhara, Darjeeling, India
Date: 20 May 2017
Altitude: 6000 ft
Any idea about the family ? Asteraceae (Compositae) ?
Yes …! Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene !
This was in my mind for so long for not being identified despite unique calyx.
Garden Flower for ID-131109-RK: Attachments (1). 8 posts by 4 authors.
Please ID this flower. Pic taken in Lalbagh Nursery-08-11-09.
Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis)
For me it is Centaurea cyanus, the Corn flower, Bachelors’s buttons, blue bottle, ragged robbin.
It is Cornflower.
Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis) and Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) are two very different plants. It is interesting that this close-up picture makes the flower look similar to both the species.
… is right. Cornflower is v. different!
Perhaps there is no need for another upload
Garden Flower For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 031213 : AK-4 : Attachments (3). 10 posts by 4 authors.
A cultivated, garden plant seen at the Lalbagh Nursery on 24/11/13.
Perhaps Callistephus chinensis
Thanks for resurfacing my post and a possible id.
Could this be Stokesia laevis as in flowersofindia, common name Stokes Aster?
You may be correct,
Stokesia seems to be closer than Callistephus
Re: Your unided posting : 1 post by 1 author.
You had some posting which went unided. I am unable to find it now. Can you check up with this: Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene (non flowering image) ?
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 500 kb each.
Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 10 May 2018
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Habit : Cultivated
Help with ID of Asteraceae member : 19 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4)
I have recorded as asteraceae weed in Nashik. in Agriculture fields. Finding difficulty in identifying. Please let me know the confirmed ID
My guess is Lactuca sp
Irrigated black soiled field
growing in shade
Picture 4th Dec 2018
Place Nashik city
Do you also feel it is some lactuca sp??
I don’t think it is Lactuca sp.
Please check in the genus Cichorium in eFI.
Leaves look different.
Any chance it could be a Stokesia that has escaped cultivation?
I guess … is close.
I also agree with … id as Stokesia. To me appears close to Stokesia laevis as per details and references herein.
Appears some what distorted and not in its prime, for some reason.
to be definite one would need at the least an open flower with the centre showing. until then its a “likely” id