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Dense blazing star


Classification:

Family – Asteraceae, aster family
Genus, species – Liatris spicata

Leaves:
Long grass-like leaves are clumped at base of plant.

Flowers:
Flowers are pink, purple, or white, arranged on a tall dense spike. Petals are tube-shaped. Flowers bloom sequentially from the top to the bottom of the spike.

Habitat:
Requires full sun. Grows in meadows, prairies. Also cultivated.

More Information:

Liatris is from the Greek for "smooth" or "bald" and spicata is from the Latin for  "spiked," referring to the elongated inflorescence of flowers.  


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