Liatris pycnostachya Michx.
Determiner: Mark Mayfield (TEX), 1992
Mark Mayfield with T. F. Patterson 1534
Date: 15 August 1992
United States, Texas, Nueces, West side of Flour Bluff along Purdue St. across from Retta Drive(NE side of Purdue). Elev. 17 ft.
27d 39m 15s N; 97d 17m 41s
Habitat and Description:
In a vacant lot; scrubby hummocks of Live Oak and Ilex vomitoria with intervening grassy, open, seasonally wet, swales. Very common in lower swales; phyllaries dark purple, flowers phlox purple; roots truncate and enlarged, not really globose. [Mayfield added directly on sheet: "Parent Taxon". He considers this a parent of a L. pycnostachya X elegans var. carizzana hybrid; see also Mayfield 1531, 1532, 1533 for complete hybrid series.].
Record Id: 32d3543c-a9fd-447d-94bc-d7d3b72d9309