Rough Blazing Star

Botanical Name: Liatris aspera

Height: Tall

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

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Liatris aspera