Aug. 31, 2020

rough blazing star, Liatris scariosa

Went out looking for a knotweed and found a blazing star! Not a bad trade. There is a nice patch of these in an opening on a roadside, not far from the Twin Towers of the Irish Hills. Those towers may have been remarkable when built, but now they have a hard time attracting more than a passing glance. Family lore is that the family stopped there on its first trip out of Ohio. That's Dad's family in the 1920s. Rough blazing star grows in AL, AR, CT(S), DE, GA, IL(T), IN, MA(S), MD, ME(T), MI, MO, NC, NH(E), NJ(E), NY(T), OH, PA, RI(E), SC, TN, VA, WI, and WV. Lenawee Co MI, 8/29/20. Aster family, Asteraceae.