Liatris aspera - Rough Blazing Star
Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) is a showy perennial with a slightly zig-zag stem and short stiff hairs on its central stem and short narrow basal leaves. Along the upper half of the stem is a spike of fluffy, deep purple flowers that mostly open at the same time. After bloom, the flowerheads turn brown as it matures and releases its seeds. The corms of this plant were known to be eaten by Native American tribes as an emergency survival food.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 2' - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: August, September
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Pollinators
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