Marsh Blazing Star – Liatris spicata

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Marsh Blazingstar - Liatris spicata

Marsh Blazing Star (Liatris Spicata)  – Grows from 1 to 5 feet in height on mesic praries and along marsh edges. Rose-purple flowers bloom from July to September.

Liatris is of an unknown derivation.

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic
Bloom Time Summer, Fall                       July, August, September
Bloom Color Purple
Max Height 5 feet
Wetland Code FAC
Germ Code  C(60)
Seeds Per Packet  150
Seeds Per Ounce  11,000

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: The leaves and root are anodyne, antibacterial, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant and tonic. The plant is said to be extremely efficacious when used as a local application in the treatment of sore throats and gonorrhoea. It is also used in treating kidney diseases. The leaves are harvested in the summer, the roots in the autumn. Both can be used fresh or dried.

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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