New York Natural Heritage Program
Slender Blazing-star
Liatris cylindracea Michx.
Dicots
Liatris cylindracea flowers Alfred Schotz
Family: Aster Family (Asteraceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The presence of Liatris cylindracea at Niagara Falls was first publishing in the Flora of New York by John Torrey in 1843. It has never been found in any other place in the state.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There is one existing population that has been known since 1839. No other historical records are known for the species.

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