Celebrating the nature of Iowa and the Midwest with words and images
Monday, July 30, 2012
Plant of the Week
Blazing star Liatris pycnostachya Michx.
other common names: button snakeroot, gayfeather, prairie blazing star Liatris: meaning unknown; its origin lost in the mists of antiquity Pycnostachya: from the Greek pyhnos, meaning “dense” or “thick”
Daisy family: Asteraceae (Compositae)