Liatris ohlingerae

Florida 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: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      purple
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Propagation: Seed.
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts butterflies and bees.
Native Habitats: Scrub, scrubby flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This is a rare Florida native. It should be acquired only from reputable Florida nurseries.