Liatris species

Only Liatris cylindracea [state rare] and two varieties of Liatris scariosa (Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii [state endangered] & Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae [state threatened]) are native to NY state. Species from the great plains are frequently recommended for pollinator gardens and that is why this record is on the website. They grow well; they serve their purpose; they are not native. 

Seedling

Liatris aspera seedling
Liatris have a very distinctive long narrow first leaf (see arrow for small one.) This photo is of Liatris aspera, NOT native to NY state.
R. Parker

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
blazing star
Type: 
Non-Native
Herbaceous Plants - Annuals, Biennials, Perennials
Native Region: 
East US
mid-Atlantic
Great Plains
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Light: 
Sun
Part Sun
Soil: 
Sandy
Attracts butterflies

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