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Perennials: Help with ID Please

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dax080
Cedar Rapids, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9270661

Hi! I need your help! This beautiful plant volunteered in one of my beds this year, and I am having a time identifying it -- do you know? I'm so glad I didn't cut it down in early summer because it attracts more butterflies than I've EVER seen -- I can go out and have literally 50 - 100 monarchs and other butterflys flying around me as they take turns on this plant -- so, of course, I want to find it and plant more!! Thanks for any help you can give me. Here's some pics. In the close up there were at least 5 monarchs on it, although they're wings are closed so it's hard to see them --- SOOO beautiful! Dax

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dax080
Cedar Rapids, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2012
11:06 AM

Post #9270927

I found it! Liatris borealis - Northern Blazingstar - a prairie native. I must have planted it years ago, and since it didn't do much, forgot about it. But it is simply fabulous this year. I'm getting more for sure -- Thanks for looking - Dax
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2012
9:28 PM

Post #9285608

What a lovely plant!

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