Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star) - photos and description

Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

General: Erect perennial plants with showy pink-purple flowers. Stems glabrous.

Flowers: Flower heads in terminal spikes, we measured a flower head to 3 cm across, and a spike to 10 cm long.

Leaves:  Leaves have a white midrib, top leaves linear with no petioles, lower leaves oblanceolate with petioles, lightly pubescent.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 60 cm, we measured plants to 55 cm tall.

Habitat: Moist meadows and clearings in woods.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: The above photos were taken July 29th in a meadow in aspen woods, 70 km southeast of Regina, SK, and on August 13th, along a hiking path in aspen woods, about 20 km east of our home in Regina, SK.