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Liatris pilosa var. pilosa

Liatris pilosa (Aiton) Willd. var. pilosa

Shaggy blazing star, Grass-leaf blazingstar

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



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.

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

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