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Liatris aspera

Rough Blazing-star, Tall Blazing-star

Scientific Name:

Liatris aspera

Genus:

Liatris

Species Epithet:

aspera

Common Name:

Rough Blazing-star, Tall Blazing-star

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Prairies, barrens, glades. Rare in the southwestern NC Piedmont and southern mountains, and very rare elsewhere in the range.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

Needs a high pH soil. This is a state threatened species.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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