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Directory of Wildflowers

Blazing Star
Liatris spicata


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
2 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
July - September
 

Features

Numerous purple flowers on a long spike.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained sites. This species is more tolerant of moist soils than other species of Liatris.

Notes

Found in moist sites.