Liatris punctata, Dotted Blazing Star

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Dotted Blazing Star is the star of the sand prairie in your life. That doesn't mean you cannot plant Liatris aspera (see below) in a sand prairie, just that Dotted does it so well. It is also one of the shorter Blazing Stars, which makes sense given that the super well-drained, lean soils of sand plains leads to shorter plants across that habitat.

Blooms: pinkish magenta, July into September

Height: 12 to 24 inches

Conditions: sun to pt sun, medium-dry to dry, sandy or gravelly soils

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