Liatris spp.

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Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Liatris secunda, Liatris garberi, Liatris graminifolia, Liatris pauciflora, Liatris secunda, Liatris squarrosa, Liatris squarrulosa

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      purple
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Choose the species based on drainage and locale.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attacts butterflies and native bees.
Native Habitats: Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, sandhill, dry flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, wet prairie.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B