Marsh Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Moist sandy plains and shores, marshy meadows; wet prairies, fens, tamarack swamps; mucky swales, marly shores, roadsides and fields; unlike other species, rarely in drier oak or jack pine savanna. C. K. Dodge wrote on an 1896 label: “Thousands of acres covered with it about Lake St. Clair.”
Shade Tolerance: Full to part Sun
Moisture: Wet to Moist
Soils: Sand, loam, muck
Height: 2-5 ft.
Bloom Time: July-Sept.
Deer Resistant: Yes
Other: Cut flowers; attracts birds.
USDA Plant Profile