Earthyman views Dense Blazingstar (Liatris spicata) at Ion Exchange native seed and plant nursery in NE Iowa. Another common name for this plant is Marsh Blazingstar
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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.
||Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic
||Summer, Fall July, August, September
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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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