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Liatris squarrosa

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lie-A-tris skwa-RO-suh
Description

Liatris squarrosa being a perennial native wildflower plant is found in upland woods from late summer into the fall.  This plant grows from 8 to 30 inches in height having small linear leaves with 1-inch flowers on a branched stem with squarish bracts. This plant attracts hummingbirds, moths, and pollinators.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#purple#hummingbirds#purple flowers#wildflowers#moths#NC native#native garden#pollinator plant#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard-mast fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Liatris
    Species:
    squarrosa
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts pollinators, moths, and hummingbirds
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from August to September.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1" flowers on a branched stem with squarish bracts. Blooms from June to August.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves have hairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    The stem has hairs.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Songbirds