Liatris aspera var. One of the last blazing stars to bloom in the fall. A colorful plant favored by butterflies.

Rough blazing star, Liatris aspera, can be told from other Missouri blazing stars by its involucral bracts—the overlapping leaflike structures at the base of each flowerhead. Liatris aspera Herbaceous perennial Full sun Zones 3-8 This plant is part of two wildflower areas made possible by the Wright Memorial Foundation and the Missouri Department of Conservation. This makes it a great choice for cut flowers, and it is much loved by florists. Some varieties of Liatris have roots that can reach 10 feet deep (~3m), and Liatris Spicata is very similar. Every sunny garden needs a Blazing Star and this one is a good choice. 2018 Committee Members; Advisory Committee; Who We Are; For Professionals; Help Native Pollinators in the Midwest; Help with my Native Plants and Agriculture; Membership.

99. Also called “button blazing star” because the tufted purple flowers resemble a button, this stalwart species doesn’t mind drought and thrives in just … Though the meaning of the Latin genus name Liatris in Liatris aspera is a mystery, the species name aspera means "rough" and refers to the coarse texture of the leaves. $6.50 $ 6.

Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, pollinators, and the human eye! In the garden, blazing star is a favorite nectar crop for … Also known as blazing star and gayfeather, liatris plants bloom from late summer into fall in full sun gardens. Created by Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Rough Blazing Star. Our dear friend and mentor, Dot Wade, lovingly gave this plant the common name we still use today, Button Blazing Star, because the flowers often resemble a button and she didn't like the name 'Rough' Blazing Star.

Seedlings establish readily in sunny, uncrowded places.

FREE Shipping. Tall Blazing Star, Tall Gayfeather, Tall Liatris, Rough Blazing Star, Rough Gayfeather, Rough Liatris, Button Snakeroot Asteraceae (Aster Family) Synonym(s): USDA Symbol: LIAS USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN .

Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) Aster family (Asteraceae) Cane Creek Canyon NP, 10/21/06 Each flower head, only about 2.5 cm across, contains from 14 to 35 tiny flowers.

Details. The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Liatris aspera . My Plant's Story. Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) is an upright, clump-forming, perennial which typically grows 2-3 feet tall and which commonly occurs in dryish soils on prairies, open woods, glades, meadows and along roads and railroad tracks. The shoots grow from a bulb-like structure that is easy to transplant.

What this means to gardeners is that a liatris blossom is a cluster of many little flowers that appear to be one flower.Pollinators love this! 1.5 out of 5 stars 3. Tall Blazing Star, Tall Gayfeather, Tall Liatris, Rough Blazing Star, Rough Gayfeather, Rough Liatris, Button Snakeroot Asteraceae (Aster Family) Synonym(s): USDA Symbol: LIAS USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN .

A spike of rounded, rayless, pinkish to lavender (sometimes white) flower heads along stiff erect stems covered with grayish hairs. Rough blazing star grows on dry, sandy or sandy-gravelly soil in prairies, and in openings in savannas and woodlands. Bloom Time: August to October. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.