Liatris

Native to North America

Highlighted Species:

  • Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
  • Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis)

Blazing Star Identification and Relationship with Birds

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.

Birds Most Commonly Attracted to Blazing Star

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