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Liatris virgata

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Liatris graminifolia var. smallii
Phonetic Spelling
LY-uh-tris vir-GA-tuh
Description

Grass-leaved Blazing-star is a native perennial in the daisy family.  It is found in open woodlands and along roadsides.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#roadside#woodland#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard-mast fruit
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#roadside#woodland#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard-mast fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Liatris
    Species:
    virgata
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    VA. NC, SC, GA
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from August until frost
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Description:
    Displays from July to November
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Songbirds