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Liatris scariosa (L.) Willd.
Devil's bite, Large blazing star, Savanna blazing star
USDA Symbol: LISC2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, 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.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Loam, Sand
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National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff