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Scrub Blazing Star

The Scrub Blazing Star is a long-lived herb with bright purplish-pink flowers. The species prefers open, fire-maintained habitats along the Lake Wales Ridge of Florida. This plant was originally found in areas of Polk and Highland counties in central Florida that have largely been converted for agricultural, commercial, residential and recreational purposes. As a result of habitat loss, this species was listed as an endangered species in 1989.


Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Online Field Guide to the Rare Plants and Animals of Florida

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FNAI's Online Field Guide for the Scrub Blazing Star


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ISB Atlas Description of Scrub Blazing Star

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