Rough blazing star

  • Bloom Time: July – Aug
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Height: 24 – 48 inches
  • Sun: Full to partial
  • Soil: Medium to dry

Caterpillar food for:
Ottoe skipper (Hesperia ottoe), wavy-lined emerald (Synchlora aerata)

Butterfly food for:
monarch (Danaus plexippus), eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), clouded sulphur (Colias philodice), orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme), dun skipper (Euphyes vestris)

Attracts these pollinators:
bumble bees (Bombus spp.), small carpenter bees (Ceratina spp.), leafcutter bees (Megachile spp.), small sweat bees (Lasioglossum spp.), metallic green sweat bees (Agapostemon spp.)

More information: Minnesota Wildflowers