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Liatris virgata

Liatris virgata Nutt.

Wand Blazing Star, Wand Gayfeather, Wand Liatris, Grassleaf Blazing Star, Grassleaf Gayfeather, Grassleaf Liatris

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Lacinaria regimontis, Lacinaria smallii, Liatris graminifolia var. racemosa, Liatris graminifolia var. smallii, Liatris graminifolia var. virgata, Liatris regimontis, Liatris spicata var. racemosa

USDA Symbol: LIVI8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Bloom may extend from July to November.


USA: DC , DE , GA , MD , NC , NJ , PA , SC , VA , WV
Canada: QC

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


Record Modified: 2014-09-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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