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Glade Blazing Star

Liatris mucronata

Thin, narrow leaves give the appearance of a graceful, young pine tree before it blooms


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Liatris mucronata, commonly called glade blazing star, narrow-leaved gayfeather, bottlebrush blazing star, or Texas blazing star, is a native perennial forb (wildflower) that grows on glades, bluffs, and other rocky, open habitats. Mature plants will reach up to 3′ tall and 1.5′ wide.

Wildlife notes

The flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and other insect pollinators. The seeds are an important food source for birds.

Forage notes

We currently do not have data on this species, however other Liatris spp. are grazed well by livestock.

Landscaping notes

Best grown in medium to dry, sandy to rocky, well-draining soils in full sun. Does not tolerate overly rich, wet, or poorly drained soils. Tolerates some drought once established. Hardy in Zones 5-9.  The blooms also excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried floral arrangements. Rock gardens, bird gardens, pollinator gardens, native plantings.

Restoration notes

Native to glades, bluffs, and other rocky, open habitats in the south-central United States, from Kansas south to Texas.

Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound


Full Sun

Seeding Rate

10 bulk lbs/acre





Bloom Month

Aug, Sep



Specialty Uses

Butterfly, Landscaping, Cut Flower, Medicinal, Tea

# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq. ft

Life Cycle


What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.