Blazing Star - Liatris
Native to USA
Highlighted Species: Blazing Star - Liatris spicata, Meadow Blazing Star - Liatris ligulistylis
Herbaceous perennial ranging from 2 to 6 feet in height (depending on the species), Blazing Star blooms pink-purple flowers from July to August. The nectar-rich flowers are favored by butterflies and other insects, which will in turn attract insectivorous birds. The seeds of Blazing Star attract Black-Capped Chickadee and other seed-eating birds.