Native to North America
- 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.