Liatris spicata

Dense Blazing Star

Blazing Star is an excellent nectar plant for butterflies. In July, it produces spikes of mauve flowers that extend up to 3’ tall. Listed as a plant at risk due to habitat loss. Full sun and rich soil.

Flower spikes are unusual because they open from the top downwards.

Height: 2-7 feet

Sun Requirements: Requires full sun

Water Requirements: Requires moist soils

Flowers: Large spikes of purple flowers July to November

Attracts: Small mammals, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Important Butterfly Larval Host