Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rough Blazing Star

Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)
There are over 40 species of blazing stars that occur in North America. This one, Liatris aspera, is a bit unusual because it likes a slightly drier site. Butterflies and bees are attracted to the flowers and finches relish the seeds. As you can see, it is a knock out in the garden. It is a late bloomer and notice that it blooms from the top down. This variety tends to be a bit wild for some gardens but that is what makes it so endearing for natural gardening.

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