Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Dotted Blazing Star, Dotted Gayfeather

Dotted Blazing Star, Dotted Gayfeather 

Liatris punctata

Full sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, adapted to a wide range of soils including clay, slightly acid to neutral pH.  2 ft. height, blooms late summer to fall, purple flowers, spreads slowly by seed.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  ?

“Dotted” refers to the speckled leaves.  Long taproot makes this species the most drought tolerant of the liatris.  Moist, fertile soil causes plants to flop over.  Long-lived plant.  Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.


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