Prairie Blazing Star
un-branched stalks of Prairie Blazing Star bear dense spikes
purple/blue flowers in July and August.
name for this plant is Gayflower.
and hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar-rich flowers.
- After the flowers have faded, songbirds feast on the seeds.
Indians brewed tea from the leaves and roots to treat
plant is actually deer-resistant.
Updated, December, 2016