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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