Gay Feather

This genus consists of about 20 species native to North America. The flowers of this stiffly erect plant are spikes or racemes of striking colors in the purples and pinks. Narrowly ovate, alternate leaves adorn these herbaceous perennials.



Liatris elegans Pink Scale Gayfeather
L. graminifolia Grassleaf Gayfeather
L. punctata Dotted Gayfeather
L. pycnostachya Kansas Gayfeather
L. scariosa Tall Gayfeather, Blazing Star, Button Snakeroot
L. spicata Spike Gayfeather
L. squarrosa Scaly Blazing Star


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