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Lewis, A. D.
Liatris aspera var. intermedia
Liatris aspera Michx. var. intermedia (Lunell) Gaiser
Intermediate Rough Gayfeather, Tall Blazingstar
Synonym(s): Lacinaria squarrosa var. intermedia
USDA Symbol: LIASI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Herbaceous perennial with one to several stems ascending from a 2-5cm diameter corm. Stems 16-40 (-70) inches. Stems and upper leaves typically rough. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, smooth. Inflorescence spiciform. Heads globose and ascending or horizontal. Flowers typically purple. Flowers July to October. On sandy or rocky soils on prairies and in woodlands.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: ON Native Distribution: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV,
CAN (ON) Native Habitat:
Sandy or rocky soils in woodlands and on prairies.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) , Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy or rocky soils.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Landscape plant for gardens with sandy soils.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Record Last Modified: 2009-09-14
Research By: JAM