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A.k.a. cylindrical blazing star. A short, early blooming blazing star that thrives in dry soils! Requires well drained soil and is extremely drought tolerant. Can tolerate some loam with good drainage, but may be outcompeted in fertile soils. Slow to establish from seed. Plants are sought after by herbivores and should be until they establish, at least.

Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Rocky, Sandy

Height: 1’-2’

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Jul-Sep

Root Type: Corm

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, flies, butterflies, and skippers. Hosts the glorious flower moth. All parts of the plant are sought after by wide range of herbivores.

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