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Common names: blazing-star, button snakewort, gayfeather, marsh blazing-star, prairiepine 

Glabrous perennial herb up to 1.5 m tall; leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, up to 40 cm long; heads about 7-8 mm across, in up to 60 cm long spicate inflorescence; involcre bracts often purple with scarious margin.   
 

Liatris spicata from Kashmir: Liatris spicata (L.) Willd., Sp. pl. 3(3):1636. 1803

Common names: blazing-star, button snakewort, gayfeather, marsh blazing-star, prairiepine 
Glabrous perennial herb up to 1.5 m tall; leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, up to 40 cm long; heads about 7-8 mm across, in up to 60 cm long spicate inflorescence; involcre bracts often purple with scarious margin. 
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir


very nice pictures, …, how long has this plant been documented in India? not native I imagine…


It is a garden ornamental as such won’t be generally recorded in Floras or other publications in India.


Liatris spicata (L.) Willd., Sp. pl. 3(3):1636. 1803

Common names: blazing-star, button snakewort, gayfeather, marsh blazing-star, prairie-pine
Glabrous perennial herb up to 1.5 m tall; leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, up to 40 cm long; heads about 7-8 mm across, in up to 60 cm long spicate inflorescence; involcre bracts often purple with scarious margin.
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir



Plant for ID-PC-14-17.08.2015 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

please this small flowering plant from Warsaw. It was inside the green house, but I could not locate the label. The Botanical Garden came into existence in the beginning of 19th century and after facing disasters and coming out from the clutches of USSR they are paying attention to the neglect.


I hope Liatris spicata, Dense blazing star


Thanks … for ID.


  

  
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