Taxon: Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene

Genus: Stokesia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Cichorioideae
      Tribe: Vernonieae
        Subtribe: Stokesiinae
Nomen number: 35750
Place of publication: Erythea 1:3. 1893
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 41 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - South Carolina

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jones, S. B. & W. Z. Faust 1978. Vernonieae (N Amer fl) ser. 2, 10:195-196.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. 1964 (F Carolin)
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. 1980- (F SE US)
  • Robinson, H. 1999. Generic and subtribal classification of American Vernonieae Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 89:83.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)


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