Liatris acidota
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Liatris
L. acidota
Binomial name
Liatris acidota
Engelmann & A. Gray

Liatris acidota, also known as the Gulf Coast gayfeather, sharp blazing star and sharp gayfeather, is a plant species in the aster family Asteraceae and genus Liatris. It is native to Louisiana and Texas in the United States, where it is found in habitats that include coastal prairies, dry prairie and savanna, where it is found in sandy to clay soils.

L. acidota grows from rounded to elongated corms that produce hairless stems 20–90 centimeters tall, with some plants growing as tall 130 centimeters. Plants have purple colored flowers in dense heads forming a spike-like collection along the stems. It flowers from June through October. The seed are produced in cypselae fruits that are 4 to 4.5 millimeters long.[1]


  1. ^ Nesom, Guy L. (2006). "Liatris acidota". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 21. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

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