Prairie Blazing Star

Liatrris Pycnostachya

Commonly found in dry prairies, the Liatris Pycnostachya is the tallest of the Liatris species. It is recognized by its crowded leafed stalks and full lilac flower heads. This plant can reach heights up to 5 feet! The Liatris Pycnostachya attraches bummblebees, leaf-cutting bees, honeybees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Small mammals such as rabbits and groundhogs also feed on the plant.

 

General Information:

Mature Height:  3-5 Feet
Mature Width:  2 Feet

Flower Color:  Purple
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Mesic, Dry Mesic, Moist

Exposure:

Full Sun, Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:

July–August

Attracts:

    butterflies

Pair With:

White False Indigo

Switchgrass