Liatris pycnostachya

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Prairie blazing star
Liatris pycnostachya - Botanischer Garten der Universität Würzburg.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Eupatorieae
Genus: Liatris
Species: L. pycnostachya
Binomial name
Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya (prairie blazing star) is a perennial plant native to the tallgrass prairies of the United States.[1] Liatris pycnostachya is an erect perennial found in tallgrass prairie remnants in the Midwestern and Eastern United States. The plant reaches between 1' and 3' in height "with numerous ascending linear leaves and magnificient, showy, compact spikes of rose pink blossoms.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
  2. ^ Young, Dick. Kane County Wild Plants & Natural Areas. Geneva, IL: Kane County Forest Preserve District, 1994. 2nd Edition.