Liatris ohlingerae

Florida Blazing-star

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Purple
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

Attracts butterflies and bees.

Native Habitats:Scrub, scrubby flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:This is a rare Florida native that is listed as Endangered by the USFWS.  Please obey all applicable laws and regulations.