Rough Blazing Star

The rough blazing is a native perennial plant that grows to be 2-4 feet tall and the flower heads range from pinks to lavenders.  The stems of the flower are unbranched.  There are many alternating smooth edged leaves that vary in size.  The flower heads also alternate along the stem of the plant.  The flower blooms in August to September and needs sun to partial sun. 
The habitat is sandy or gravelly in prairies and savannas with medium amounts of water and medium deep silt or sandy soil that is less fertile and acidic.  This flower has no floral scent.

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