Nature Walk: Prairie Blazingstar

By Taylor on August 3, 2015 in Blog

prairie blazingstar

Prairie blazingstar (Liatris pycnostachya) is a favorite prairie flower with its tall magenta spikes. It belongs to the aster family and blooms from mid- to late July into mid-August. Tiny plumed seeds that easily shatter with wind or rain form in early October. It makes a wonderful garden flower and readily attracts butterflies.

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