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One of Minnesota’s Best Known Wildflowers

Blazing StarWidely used in stormwater and shoreline plantings as well as perennial gardens, Liatris are some of Minnesota’s best known wildflowers. Five species grow in the state, providing options for establishment in a wide range of moisture conditions. Liatris punctata, cylindracea and aspera are well suited to dry landscapes while Liatris ligulistylis and pychnostachya  thrive in mesic to moist soils. Liatris species attract butterflies like few other plants. Liatris ligulistylis in particular seems to be a great species for migrating monarchs. Liatris seedlings grow slowly and are susceptible to weed competition so they are often planted from containers. Once established they can live for 35 years or more.

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