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Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Dotted blazing star

Scientific name
Liatris punctata
Also Known As
Gayfeather
Plant Family
Plant Group
A perennial forb with light purple flowers on an unbranched, thick, spike-like main stalk. Dotted blazing star can grow 8 to 40 in tall and is often found in upland prairies.
Identification Hints

A perennial forb with light purple flowers on an unbranched, thick, spike-like main stalk. Dotted blazing star can grow 8 to 40 in tall and is often found in upland prairies.

Did You Know?

The name "Dotted" blazing star can be understood best by looking closely at the leaves with a hand lens or a magnifying glass, where you will see many glandular, translucent dots. Dotted blazing star has become a popular plant for gardeners in midwestern states and for floral arrangements.

States
AR, CO, IA, IL, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI, WY