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Rough Blazing Star

Liatris aspera


Similar to Northern Plains Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis) but that species has longer (an inch or so) stalked flower heads and is more often found in moist soil. Also, the floral bracts of Rough Blazing Star are rounded, fringed, and curled inward.


In an old field in full sun. This species is typically associated with dry prairie ecosystems but does occasionally grow in old fields, railroad right-of-ways, and similar habitats with well-drained and often low-nutrient soils.

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AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Gary Walton
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Gary Walton

Barnum, Minnesota, United States

Spotted on Aug 16, 2019
Submitted on Aug 16, 2019

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