The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
The conservation of Liatris tenuis is fully sponsored.
Dave Berkshire contributed to this Plant Profile.
Perennial from globose rootstock; stems solitary or few, unbranched, 1-2 feet tall. Flower heads in a loose spike-like raceme 3-5 inches long, 0.04-0.4 inches between flower heads. Flowers lavender to purple June to September.
Distribution & Occurrence
Sandy soils of fire-maintained longleaf pine savannas.
|ca. 20 known populations in Texas no known populations in LA at this time|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Ajilvsgi, G. 1979. Wildflowers of the Big Thicket. East Texas and western Louisiana. College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University Press.
Correll, D.S.; Correll, H.B. 1975. Aquatic and wetland plants of the southwestern United States, 2 vols. Stanford, Calif.. Stanford University Press.
Godfrey, R.K.; Wooten, J.W. 1981. Aquatic and wetland plants of the southeastern United States: Dicotyledons. Athens, GA. University of Georgia Press.
Poole, J.M.; Carr, W.R.; Price, D.M.; Singhurst, J.R. 2007. Rare Plants of Texas. College Station, TX. Texas A&M University Press. 640p.