Spike Blazing Star

Spike Blazing Star

Botanical Name: Liatris spicata

Height: about 1 m

Season of bloom: August

Growing Conditions: Full sun to part sun. Lean soil, withstands spring sogginess and summer droughts.

Wildlife benefits: Flowers are butterfly magnets.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Species occurs in the wild in southwestern Ontario.

Remarks: Roots are sometimes eaten by voles – you may want to protect.

Similar species: Prairie Blazing Star, Rough Blazing Star

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Liatris spicata
Spike Blazing Star growing wild in Ojibway Prairie in Windsor, Ontario.


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