The Prairie Blazingstar or as it is known by its species name Liatris pycnostachya is a “star” indeed with it’s beautiful pale purple flower’s pointing straight up to the sky.
Liatris is of an unknown derivation.
Sun Exposure Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic
Summer, Fall July, August, September
Bloom Color Purple
Max Height 4 feet
Wetland Code FAC-
Germ Code C(60)
Seeds Per Packet 150
Seeds Per Ounce 11,000
Similar to L. spicata but usually hairier. Grows from 1 to 4 feet on damp prairies and blooms from June to October.
L. pycnostachya was used by native Americans to treat sore throats and diseases of the kidneys
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown
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