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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

Scaly Blazing-star

Scientific Name:

Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa

Genus:

Liatris

Species Epithet:

squarrosa

Common Name:

Scaly Blazing-star

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry woodlands, glades, barrens. Fairly common to locally common in most of the Piedmont, though very rare to absent in the extreme northwestern parts; rare in the lower mountains, and absent at higher ones. Fairly common in the Sandhills, but very rare elsewhere in the southern Coastal Plain. Absent over nearly all of the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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