Liatris punctata var. mucronata (Texas Gayfeather)
Also known as Texas Blazing Star, Texas Liatris, Narrow-leaf Liatris.
Texas Gayfeather is a perennial wildflower sporting showy purple flowers. They are very showy when planted en masse in a meadow garden, urban prairie garden, rock garden or any perennial garden.
Texas Gayfeather likes a dry to medium soil and a sunny spot. It sometimes needs two years before blooming. Overwatering will cause root rot. Pollinators flock to Texas Gayfeather and the seeds are eaten by birds.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Sun, part sun|
|Bloom time||Summer, fall
|Mature height||1-3 ft
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|