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Connecticut Plants
New England Blazing-star
Liatris novae-angliae (Lunell) Shinners

New England blazing-star is a rare plant, and it is classified as a species of special concern in Connecticut.

  • Synonyms: Liatris borealis, Liatris scariosa (L.) Willd.
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: open sites with dry, sandy soil; fields, thickets, and sand dunes
  • Height: 2-5 feet
  • Flower size: tiny flowers in heads 3/4 to 1 inch across
  • Flower color: reddish-purple
  • Flowering time: August to September
  • Origin: native
Liatris scariosa (L.) Willd. var. novae-angliae Lunell
Liatris scariosa (L.) Willd. var. novae-angliae Lunell