Botanical Name: Liatris aspera
Season of bloom: Late summer.
Growing Conditions: Sun to light shade. Dry soil.
Wildlife benefits: All the Liatris are magnets for adult butterflies.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Occurs in the wild in Canada only in the Windsor/Sarnia area.
Remarks: A tall Blazing Star from oak savannahs. Distinguished by the well-spaced flower clusters.
Similar species: Spike Blazing Star, Prairie Blazing Star