Liatris gracilis

slender blazing-star

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-4 ft    Width: narrow spike
Flower Color: flower color      purple
Noted for: Showy flowers


Propagation: Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts butterflies and bees.
Native Habitats: Mesic to wet flatwoods, seep slopes, bogs, savannas, ditches, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: