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The Trailhead is located in Lake County, Florida. map

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Blazing Star (Liatris tenuifolia)

Blazing Star
(Liatris tenuifolia)
photo: Louise Hunt

Daisy or sunflower family.

Flowers from August to October.

A perennial shrub that grows to 3 feet or more with thin or slender leaves. Flower heads are purple to pink-purple and thistle-like, each composed of many (usually five) tubular disk flowers. Flowering begins at the top of the stem and progresses downward. This is especially evident in the blooms of this blazing star. The flower heads are not one-sided as are the blooms of Liatris pauciflora.

Found throughout most of Florida.