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Eastern Dotted Gayfeather | Liatris mucronata

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Plant Species Synonym Names

Common: cusp blazing star, narrow-leaf gayfeather

Family

Aster - Asteraceae

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Description

One of the most drought tolerant of the gayfeathers. It produces many stems from the base. Each stem is covered with a multitude of rose-purple colored flowers. Butterflies love gayfeathers.

Characteristics

Growth Habit:Herb: broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant; wildflowers and forbs
Grass: grass-like plants; graminoids
Tree: woody with usually a single trunk, tall
Shrub: woody multi-stemmed plants, low growing
Vine: a woody or herbaceous plant that climbs or sprawls
Herb

Life Span:Annual: herbaceous; lives only one year
Biennial: herbaceous; lives two years, flowering the second
Perennial: herbaceous; lives three or more years
Woody: woody; stems that grow more than a year
Perennial

Mature Height: 2.0'

Mature Width: 2.0'

Flower Color: Violet

Sun Requirement:Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Full Sun

Water Requirement:Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope
Drained to Dry

Companion Plants

Eastern Dotted GayfeatherAromatic Aster
Aster oblongifolius

 

Eastern Dotted GayfeatherSilky Aster
Aster sericeus

 

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Solidago petiolaris

 

Eastern Dotted GayfeatherWestern Marbleseed
Onosmodium molle