General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Corm
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

Common names
  • Small-headed Blazing Star
  • Button Snake Root
  • Gayfeather
  • Appalachian Blazing Star
  • Dwarf blazing star

Photo Gallery
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis
Date: 2023-07-23
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-08-13

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Tennessee
photo courtesy of Sunlight Gardens,
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-08-08

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 25, 2023 10:16 AM concerning plant:
    This species is native to the southern Appalachian Mountains. It is very tolerant of high heat and humidity. It needs a well-drained soil, sort of acid to neutral pH. Resistant to drought and deer. Available to buy at a few native plant nurseries in the South.

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