Liatris novae-angliae

Common Names: New England blazing-star
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Aster family

Syn. Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae. A rare plant, and it is classified as a species of special concern in Connecticut. Grows to 2 to 5 feet. Leaves are simple, alternate, smooth edges, 11 to 27 cm. Tiny flowers in heads which are 3/4 to 1 inch across and pinkish/purple.

Found in disturbed habitats, cliffs, ledges, grassland, meadows, woodlands, and coastal areas. Blooms August to September.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: Pink
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.