Liatris punctata, Dotted Blazing Star



Like its relatives in the Liatris genus, dotted blazing star is incredibly nectariferous. They are observed as the latest blooming blazing star in Oklahoma and prefer dry, well-drained soil. Bombus fraternus (Southern Plains Bumble Bee), has been observed collecting pollen from this late-blooming wildflower.

  • Listing ID: 1167
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-2
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification
  • Bloom Time: July-September
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Full sun
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Latin Name: Liatris punctata
  • Common Name: Dotted Blazing Star, Dotted Gayfeather
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255