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Liatris pilosa [=Liatris graminifolia]

Shaggy Blazing-star

Scientific Name:

Liatris pilosa [=Liatris graminifolia]

Genus:

Liatris

Species Epithet:

pilosa

Common Name:

Shaggy 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

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Longleaf pine sandhills, pine barrens, other xeric forests and woodlands, fields, roadbanks. Fairly common to common in most of the NC Coastal Plain and eastern half of the Piedmont, but uncommon in the Sandhills, the western half of the Piedmont, and low mountains/foothills. Rare in the northeastern Coastal Plain and the southwestern mountains.

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:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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