Marsh Blazing Star (Liatris Spicata) - Also known as Dense Blazingstar. Grows from 1 to 5 feet in height on mesic praries and along marsh edges. Rose-purple flowers bloom from July to September.
Liatris is of an unknown derivation.
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic|
Summer, Fall July, August, September
|Max Height||5 feet|
|Seeds Per Packet||150|
|Seeds Per Ounce||11,000|
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: The leaves and root are anodyne, antibacterial, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant and tonic. The plant is said to be extremely efficacious when used as a local application in the treatment of sore throats and gonorrhoea. It is also used in treating kidney diseases. The leaves are harvested in the summer, the roots in the autumn. Both can be used fresh or dried.
Herbal Uses: Unknown