Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile
Liatris helleri, Heller’s blazing star
This rare perennial grows on high cliffs, rock outcrops, ledges, and grassy balds in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.
- Listed Threatened 1987
- Recovery Plan 2000 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
- Recreational and residential development
- Trampling by hikers, climbers, and sightseers
- Natural succession
- Acid precipitation and other forms of atmospheric pollution that have been found to be concentrated at higher elevations in the Southern Appalachians