Liatris pycnostachya

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, average, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 3'-5'

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: purple, pink, lilac

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, clumping, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, drought tolerant, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Liatris pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)
  • Liatris pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)
  • Liatris pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)
  • Liatris pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)
  • Liatris pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

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Description

Liatris pycnostachya

Also known as:

prairie blazing star

,

gayfeather

,

Kansas gayfeather

,

cat-tail gayfeather

,

hairy button-snakeroot

,

thick-spike gayfeather

,

tall blazing star

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, TX, WI

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: IN

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Liatris blazing star
Species Liatris pycnostachya prairie blazing star