rough blazing star

(Liatris aspera)

      rough blazing star, var. aspera













See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.

Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.





Asteraceae (aster)













Subordinate Taxa

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera var. aspera)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera var. intermedia)


Lacinaria aspera

Lacinaria squarrosa var. intermedia

Liatris aspera var. salutans


lacerate blazing star

rough blazing star

rough gayfeather

tall blazing star

tall gayfeather











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rough blazing star (Liatris aspera var. aspera)

  rough blazing star, var. aspera   rough blazing star, var. aspera

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera var. intermedia)

  rough blazing star, var. intermedia    

Subspecies Undetermined

  rough blazing star   rough blazing star





  Liatris aspera ROUGH BLAZING STAR
Frank Mayfield
  Liatris aspera ROUGH BLAZING STAR  
  L. aspera
Joshua Mayer
  L. aspera  

Rough Blazing Star

  Wildflower Rough Blazing Star 6.2010.wmv

Uploaded on Jun 25, 2010

Macro photography of rough blazing stars, butterflies, bumble bees, and more - - all captured on location at the WARD Ranch in Southern Oklahoma.





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  Button Blazingstar - Liatris aspera

Uploaded on Aug 25, 2011

Earthyman views Button Blazingstar also known as Rough Blazingstar (Liatris aspera) in bloom at Ion Exchange native seed and plant nursery in NE Iowa

  Butterflies on Liatris aspera

Uploaded on Sep 24, 2011

There must be 30 butterflies, mostly skippers, on this one rough blazing star plant! Early September 2011.

  Monarch Butterflies on Blazing Star
Ani L-R

Uploaded on Nov 25, 2011

This video was taken in my specially designed garden, a gift from my dear daughter, as we started learning about the magic of planting native species for wildlife benefits. This video showcases the Meadow Blazing Star / Rough Blazing Star (Liatris Aspera). This plant alone can attract hundreds of Monarch butterflies to your garden in late August.

Sadly I lost this plant and I'm looking to replace it. If you are in the Toronto Area and have a source, plant or seed, please leave a comment below.

Enjoy this video and I encourage you to look for this magnificent plant that will bring hours of delight to your life.

  Monarch Butterfly and Liatris

Uploaded on Aug 24, 2011

Monarch butterfly feeding on Rough Blazing Star Liatris 082111





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