A.k.a. button or tall blazing star. Perhaps Indiana’s most wodespread blazing star (next to dense blazing star), rough blazing star is easy to grow in well drained soil. Prefers poor soils, and may need staked in fertile soil. Showy flowers generally bloom later than other blazing stars. Readily eaten by a variety of herbivores, so young and/or isolated plants may need protection.

Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Root Type: Corm

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, flies, butterflies, and skippers. Hosts the rare glorious flower moth. Foliage is readily eaten by mammals, and rodents may feed on the corms.

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