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Liatris pycnostachya

Common Name(s):
Prairie blazing stars
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
2-5 ft.
Foliage:
4 to 12 in. leaves; upper leaves are smaller and linear
Flower:
Spike of .5 in. rose-purple to violet-lavender, cylindrical, stalkless flower heads crowded on a coarse, hairy, very leafy stem; Bracts below heads have long pointed purplish tips
Site:
Damp prairies; prefers average, well-drained soil and full sun; tolerates poor soil, drought, heat
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2636

Liatris pycnostachya Liatris pycnostachya