Cylindrical Blazing Star (Liatris )
Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
This purple flower is a special value to native bees and hummingbirds. You will see it growing wild in open meadows in full sun blooming from July to August. It tolerates drought and clay soils. It reaches heights of 2 to 4 feet and spreads from .75 to 1.5 feet.