Liatris provencialis

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Godfrey's Blazing-star

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1.5-3 ft tall by narrow spike 
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Phenology:Flowers (Aug–) Sep–Oct
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:

Wildflower meadows with other tall plants to add support.

Availability:Friends, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Attracts butterflies and bees.

Native Habitats:Coastal scrubs and sandhills especially in the transition zone to coastal flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:This is a narrow endemic found only in the southern parts of Wakulla and Franklin Counties.  It is listed as Endangered  by the State of Florida.