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PlantFiles: Scrub Blazingstar, Florida Gayfeather
Liatris ohlingerae

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Liatris (ly-AT-riss) (Info)
Species: ohlingerae

Synonym:Ammopursus ohlingerae
Synonym:Lacinaria ohlingerae

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
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1 positive
2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral pokerboy On Jan 26, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

The magenta floers of the plant attract bees and butterflies. pokerboy.

Positive NativePlantFan9 On Jan 15, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a great native perennnial flowering plant with very attractive light pink to magenta pink-purple flowers in small clusters on branchy, upright stems. It is native and endemic to the dry Florida Scrub, open sandy dry scrub sites, white sand scrub, open sand pine scrub and similar habitats on the Lake Wales Ridge in Polk and Highlands counties in central Florida. It loves open, sunny locations. It may also attract some pollinating insects. Sadly, due to habitat destruction, this great native flowering plant is listed as endangered by the U.S. and state of Florida. It and it's habitat should be preserved, and propagation of this plant should be encouraged. It is great for xeriscaping and for dry, sandy scrub sites and for a wildlife garden mimicking it's native Florida Scrub habitat with lots of sun and open spaces!

MORE FACTS - Synonyms are Ammopursus ohlingerae (S.F.Blake)Small and Lacinaria ohlingerae S.F.Blake. This plant needs full sunlight. It grows in the dry and sandy Florida Scrub habitat and on sandy ridges and dunes in exposed locations. It is native and endemic to the Lake Wales Ridge in Polk and Highlands counties in central Florida (zones 9a to 9b).

Neutral TamiMcNally On Jun 15, 2004, TamiMcNally from Lake Placid, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

FL - endangered

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