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Directory of Wildflowers

Prairie Blazing Star
Liatris pycnostachya

Prairie Blazing Star
Prairie Blazing Star

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
3 - 5 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
July - August
 

Features

Numerous purple flowers on a long spike.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained sites. This species is not as drought tolerant as other species of Liatris.

Notes

Found in damp prairies. Listed as threatened in Indiana.