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New England Blazingstar (Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae)

The PHA nursery grows nearly 40 species of native plants for restoration of homeowner use. Here, 1500 New England Blazing Star plugs wait fall planting in the Polly Hill Arboretum fields. Photo Credit:
  • Global Rank: T3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI
  • Nature Serve ID: 155447
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 07/05/2021

Where is New England Blazingstar (Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

New England Blazingstar can be found in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island

Which CPC Partners conserve New England Blazingstar (Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 03/21/2024
  • Seed Collection Living Collection Propagation Research

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has collected seed from wild populations of Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae and maintains a wild-provenanced living collection of this taxon. CMBG also has experience with propagating this taxon.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/18/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

In 2021, CPC contracted the Native Plant Trust to recollect seed from a population currently held in long term orthodox seed storage as part of an IMLS-funded seed longevity experiment. The National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation will evaluate how germination tested viability and RNA Integrity of seed lots decline over time in storage.

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Taxon Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae
Authority Lunell
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 449606
ITIS 528788
Duration Perennial
Common Names Devil\'s-bite | New England Blazingstar | New England blazing star
Associated Scientific Names Liatris novae-angliae | Liatris novae-angliae var. novae-angliae | Liatris scariosa var. novaeangliae | Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae
State Rank
State State Rank
Rhode Island S1
New Hampshire S1
Maine S1
Massachusetts S3
Connecticut S2
New York S2
New Jersey SH
Ecological Relationships


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