Dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata)

Aster family (Asteraceae) | Wildflowers and Herbs plant group | Also known as Gayfeather
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A perennial forb with light purple flowers on an unbranched, thick, spike-like main stalk. Dotted blazing star can grow 8 to 40 in tall and is often found in upland prairies.

Identification Hints

A perennial forb with light purple flowers on an unbranched, thick, spike-like main stalk. Dotted blazing star can grow 8 to 40 in tall and is often found in upland prairies.

Did You Know?

The name "Dotted" blazing star can be understood best by looking closely at the leaves with a hand lens or a magnifying glass, where you will see many glandular, translucent dots. Dotted blazing star has become a popular plant for gardeners in midwestern states and for floral arrangements.

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