Unbranched stalks bear dense spikes of rose-purple, purple of violet flowers in July and August on strong stems. The nectar-rich flowers are a favorite with butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Songbirds love the seed.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
Prairie Blazing Star
USDA PLANTS Range Map
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Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
Where Should I Start?
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