Botanical Name: Liatris pycnostachya
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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