Authentic Wisconsin.  Rough Blazing Star - Liatris aspera


Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.

Above: Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin (8/10/21).


Rough Blazing Star - Liatris aspera

Rough Blazing Star is a native plant that has pink/deep rose flower heads that are about 1 inch across and made up of 25 to 40 star-shaped disk flowers. There are 10 or more flower heads in a spike-like cluster that is between 6 to 18 inches long.

Rough Blazing Star grows between 16"-48" tall. It prefers full sun and dry to moderate moisture such as prairies, inland sands and woods.

Blooms August - October.

Other names include: lacerate blazing-star, rough gayfeather, tall gay-feather.

Rough Blazing Star stem in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.

Above: Rough Blazing Star stem with narrow and blade-like leaves with a prominent central vein and pointed tip. In UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.



For more information on Blazing Star, visit Wikipedia.

Or, for information on Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) visit the: Wisconsin State Herbarium.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Horticulture Division of Extension page about Liatris.


Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on September 1, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on September 1, 2021.
Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on September 1, 2021.

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Rough Blazing Star
Liatris aspera


Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.

Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.

Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.


Above: Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 10, 2021.


Bee on Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 16, 2021.

Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 16, 2021.


Above: Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on August 16, 2021.

Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on September 1, 2021.
Above: Rough Blazing Star in UW Arbortetum near Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on September 1, 2021..


Rough Blazing Star specimen collected in roadside meadow in Ipswich, Wisconsin on September 20, 1956.


Above: Rough Blazing Star specimen collected in roadside meadow in Ipswich, Wisconsin on September 20, 1956.



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