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blazing star

or

button snakeroot,

any plant of the genus Liatris, showy North American perennials of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family). The blossoms, rosy purple or white, are in somewhat feathery heads along a usually wandlike stalk. Medicinal use has been made of a few species by both Native Americans and settlers. Some are called gayfeather. Blazing star is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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As a tourist-attraction spot in a rural area of Changhua County, Huatan Township welcomes a large number of travelers coming to enjoy various beautiful flowering plants, such as the sunflower and the dense blazing star.
The species used in both the laboratory and field portions of this study were butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa L.: Asclepiadaceae), pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida Nutt.: Asteraceae), rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium Michx.: Apiaceae), rough blazing star (Liatris aspera Michx.: Asteraceae), Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.: Commelinaceae), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium Michx.: Poaceae), and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis L.: Poaceae).
In southern Maine, northern blazing star seeds germinate in May.
Typical flowering plants include rough-leaved sunflower, various asters, goldenrod, blazing star, white prairie clover, and wild indigo.
Some hardy cactus and self-sowing annuals such as desert bluebells (Phacelia campanularia) and blazing star (Mentzelia lindleyi) mingle throughout.
For butterflies, he suggests bee balm, black-eyed susan, turtle-head, blazing star, solidago golden rod, ironweed, joe pyeweed, spice bush, rhododendron and sweet pepper bush.
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When Johannes Kepler first observed the blazing star, on October 16, 1604, it was in the midst of three planets: only about 3[degrees] from bright Jupiter, 8[degrees] from Mars, and 6[degrees] from Saturn, as shown below.
Use early blue violet for a button nose, dotted blazing star for a medium size nose, or purple prairie clover for a big honker.
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