Prairie Blazing Star

Botanical Name: Liatris pycnostachya

Height: Tall.

Season of bloom: Late summer into early fall.

Growing Conditions: Sun. Good, well-drained garden soil.

Wildlife benefits: All Liatris are magnets for adult butterflies. Tuberous roots may be eaten by voles – you may want to protect roots.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. From the American black earth prairie, i.e. western Kentucky.

Remarks: A little taller and a little later to bloom than Spike Blazing Star.

Similar species: Rough Blazing Star. Spike Blazing Star.

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