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Gayfeather, Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

(Zone 6a)

Common name: Gayfeather, Blazing Star
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Liatris
Species spicata

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/86/

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Medicine Park, OK

Your photography skills are only outdistanced by your gardening skills. This is a great picture of a very attractive flowering plant (Liatris Gayflower). I shall be looking for it in my locale.


(Zone 6a)

Wow...thanks :) Don't give me too much credit. I just stick it in the ground and let it grow. And for the photography, I let the camera do the work. I set it on auto mode and try to pick the best natural light (morning or evening (or a cloudy day) and that's all I do.

Longview, TX(Zone 7b)

wondering how much shade these will tolerate. and how close together i can plant the tubers.

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