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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Liatris scariosa (L.) Willd.
Devil's bite, Large blazing star, Savanna blazing star
USDA Symbol: LISC2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A spike of rayless, pink-lavender flower heads in interrupted clusters on a tall, smooth or downy stem.
The flower heads and broad leaves with well-separated stalks are characteristic of the very similar Liatris species found in the same range; these may eventually prove to be variants of a single species.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
AL , AR , CT , DE , GA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WI , WV Native Distribution:
Wisconsin east to New York and Maine, south to Georgia, west to Arkansas, and north to Missouri and Illinois. Native Habitat:
Dry woods and clearings. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Loam, Sand
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff