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Does this look like liatris to you?

Posted by christie_sw_mo Z6 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 24, 12 at 9:34

I winter sowed Liatris ligulistylis seeds this spring. They were some I ordered from a wildflower nursery. About a half a dozen came up in the container and they all looked the same but they look suspiciously like some kind of grass to me. I haven't planted them out yet. I was waiting to see what they are. Any chance those things that look like grass seed are really flower buds?

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RE: Does this look like liatris to you?

SO SORRY...Looks like grassy weeds to me! ;o(
I have a native liatris that I am going to be planting seeds this fall.
I have had several things I planted that didn't come up for 2 seasons...don't know if liatris can be dormant for several years or not???
Take care,

RE: Does this look like liatris to you?

Definitely not - looks like some type of sedge maybe?

RE: Does this look like liatris to you?

It's sedge for sure, definitely not liatris.


RE: Does this look like liatris to you?

I normally have great luck with liatris germinating. I think you must have had bad seed. If you want to try again, I have lots of liatris seed. Mine is the typical "Gayfeather" variety. Let me know/send me an e-mail if you want some seed.


RE: Does this look like liatris to you?

Well that's disappointing. I do think the seeds were either contaminated or completely mislabeled. Try try again.
Your kind to offer Martha but I was specifically after l. ligulistylis because it's supposed to be a Monarch magnet and I think I already have the one you mentioned. Thanks anyway.

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