Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa)
Devil’s bite, large blazing star, tall gayfeather, northern blazing star, savanna blazing star, Eastern Blazing Star
Description of Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa)
Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa), a member of the Asteraceae (Aster Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows 1′ to 5′ tall and blooms in the summer to fall (August to October). The fruits, which are achenes, mature in the late summer to fall.
Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata)
Other butterflies, bees, and wasps use this plant as a nectar source.
This species grows in woodlands and clearings where it can get full sun to light shade.
Range of Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa) in the United States and Canada
The genus name, Liatris, is of unknown origin and the species name, scariosa, is Latin for shrivelled.