Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Liatris helleri, Heller’s blazing star.
Liatris helleri. Photo by Bill Lea.

Liatris helleri, Heller’s blazing star habitat.
Liatris helleri habitat. Photo by Gary Kaufmann.

Liatris helleri, Heller’s blazing star habitat.
Liatris helleri habitat. Photo by Gary Kaufmann.

Liatris helleri, Heller’s blazing star, range map.
Liatris helleri range map.

Liatris helleri, Heller’s blazing star

This rare perennial grows on high cliffs, rock outcrops, ledges, and grassy balds in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

Threats

  • Recreational and residential development
  • Trampling by hikers, climbers, and sightseers
  • Natural succession
  • Collection
  • Acid precipitation and other forms of atmospheric pollution that have been found to be concentrated at higher elevations in the Southern Appalachians

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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