Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)

Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya) also called Thick-Spike Gay-Feather is a beautiful.  The many flowers growing on the spike attract a large variety of pollinating insects.  Like many prairie wildflowers many species of blazing stars make good garden plants because it easy to grow and stunningly beautiful.

Liatris pycnostachya

Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya) growing along a old railroad grade, now a nice walking trail.  

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