Common Name: Blazing Star, Gayfeather
Published in: Gen. Pl., ed. 8[a.] 2: 542. 1791.
Other: Narrow grassy leaves and stiff flower stems with purple flowers which open from the top to the bottom of the stem. Good cut flowers. Fertile moisture retentive soil. Nom. et typ. cons. vs Laciniaria Hill. Type L. squarrosa (L.) Michx.