Liatris punctata - Dotted Blazing Star
Dotted Blazing Star (Liatris punctata) is a perennial with several unbranched stems that can usually be found in clusters. It has numerous narrow, grass-like leaves that crowd along the stem, and are covered in dots of resin with short white hairs around the edges. Its flowerheads crowd together to form a purple spike along the top half of the stem. This Liatris has a long taproot that makes it extremely drought tolerant, unlike other Liatris plants that grow from corms.
Soil Moisture: Dry
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 1' - 2'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Attracts: Butterflies, Pollinators
LIATRIS (BLAZING STAR):
Liatris or Blazing Star is a genus of about 50 flowering plant species native to North America. They are perennials, and most Liatris species survive winters by resprouting shoots from underground corms. They have unique flowering heads that consist of tiny star-like blossoms densely packed around a long upright "bottle-brush" spire. The flowers are typically bright purple, but there are some species that are pink or white. Its narrow, grass-like foliage forms in a basal clump, and can turn a bronze color in the fall.
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