Liatris punctata, Dotted Blazing Star

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Notes:

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