Common Name: Blazing Star

  • Habit: Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: Violet, Jun, Jul, Aug
  • Fruit: Numerous small brown seeds with pappus to catch the wind.
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
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Liatris spicata has a cluster of grass-like basal leaves that puts up multiple stalks lined with brilliant violet-purple tiny flowers. The flowers are small with extended stamens, giving the stalk as a whole a fuzzy purple appearance. Drought tolerant, this plant thrives in full sun and most soils.

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