Blazing star is a native perennial plant with clumps of feathery purple or white flowers that bloom in summer.
The blazing star has clumps of feathery purple or white flowers on long stalks that bloom in summer, usually in July to August. The flowers bloom from top to bottom along the stalks. It has grass-like leaves. The plant grows 2 to 4 feet tall.
The blazing star can be found in moist meadows, marshes and open areas. It grows in full or partial sun.
Grows throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.
After blooming, flowers mature into seed heads. Wind, animals and other natural disturbances spread the seeds in autumn. Underground bulbs/tubers can be divided to form new plants.