Liatris pycnostachya Michx.
Common Name: PRAIRIE BLAZING-STAR
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Liatris pycnostachya S. Farrington

Native west and south of Michigan; the most frequently cultivated species, and our plants are doubtless escape into marshy fields and ditches. First collected in 1952 in Ottawa Co.

An earlier Farwell collection, from Wayne Co. in 1920, contains a source attribution from Oklahoma and the plant was probably from cultivation and is not mapped. 

Locations

Lenawee County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 27, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=399.