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Liatris pilosa

Common Name(s):
Grass-leaf blazing star, Shaggy blazing star
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials
Comment:

Native to the southeastern United states. Erect stems are green with fine darker green ridgest and reach 1-3 feet tall. Leaves appear both basally and along the stem, getting smaller as they reach the tip.  The undersides may have fine hairs.   Flower heads appear on a spike,  with 7-10 florets, each floret conatins small, tubular 5-lobed pink-purple blossoms with rounted petal tips.  Long-tounged bees or butteflies may visit the flowers.  

Height:
1-3 feet
Flower Color:
purple, pink
Habit:
erect
Propagation:
corm, seeds
Exposure:
full sun
Soil:
well-drained
Regions:
mountains, piedmont, coastal plain
Tags:
native plant, bees, butterflies, widlife plant

NCCES plant id: 2876

Liatris pilosa Liatris pilosa
Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Liatris pilosa Liatris pilosa
Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC - 4.0