“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Basal leaves are short-stalked and may be up to 16 inches long, but more typically are 3 to 5 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide, with short hairs on upper and lower leaf surfaces and along the leaf margin
Usually 2 to 3 feet; taller under favorable conditions
Unbranched stalks; bracts rounded, somewhat spreading; heads have 16-35 minute flowers. Button-size clusters of flowers are spread along the upper third of the flowering spike.
Found on dry prairies, glades and savannas. Occasionally used in native forbs seed mixes, especially for custom mixes for drier soils. May take several years to bloom from seed, and plants may not bloom every year. Rough blazing star is an excellent nectar source for insects.