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Liatris pilosa var. pilosa

Liatris pilosa (Aiton) Willd. var. pilosa

Shaggy blazing star, Grass-leaf blazingstar

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: lipip

USDA Native Status:


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , DC , DE , FL , GA , MD , NC , NJ , SC , VA , WV
Native Habitat: open woodlands or borders; edges of salt marsh and dune hollows

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ

Additional resources

USDA: Find Liatris pilosa var. pilosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Liatris pilosa var. pilosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Liatris pilosa var. pilosa


Record Last Modified: 2009-09-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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