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Liatris aspera Michx.
Common Name: ROUGH BLAZING-STAR
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Dry sandy prairies, fields, plains, clearings, and oak or jack pine savannas; associated roadsides and railroads.

White-flowered plants are f. benkei (J. F. Macbr.) Fernald, and have been recorded from Kalamazoo, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Ottawa Cos.

The two Farwell collections (both Farwell 89, but one dated 1884 and another 1889) seem suspect, although this species is known from farther south and east in the western Upper Peninsula 

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Clare County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Gladwin County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 29, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=396.