gayfeather


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Related to gayfeather: Liatris pycnostachya, Plains coreopsis

gay·feath·er

 (gā′fĕth′ər)
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Noun1.gayfeather - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower headsgayfeather - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Liatris, Liatris - genus of perennial North American herbs with aromatic usually cormous roots
dotted gayfeather, Liatris punctata - herb with many stems bearing narrow slender wands of crowded rose-lavender flowers; central United States and Canada to Texas and northern Mexico
dense blazing star, Liatris pycnostachya - perennial of southeastern and central United States having very dense spikes of purple flowers; often cultivated for cut flowers
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Achilles, asters, all forms of daisies, Kansas gayfeather (Liatris), catmint, iris, and the three "H's" (Helianthus, Heliopsis and Helenium) all will prove their worth to you if you give them the opportunity to do so.
Fall planting or 1-2 mo 41[degrees]F Redbud Cercis canadensis 3 wk at 32-40[degrees]F Herbaceous plants Butterfly milkweed Asclepias tuberosa Older seeds only: 1-2 wk 36-40[degrees]F Clematis Clematis 2-6 mo 40[degrees]F Columbine Aquilegia 2 mo 34-40[degrees]F Daylily Hemerocallis 6 wk 34-36[degrees]F Liatris, gayfeather Liatris spp.
More perennials include: ageratum, chives, butterfly weed, daylily, gayfeather, goldenrod, hibiscus, lantana, lobelia, passion flower, phlox, sage, sedum and yarrow.
I don't actually like the perennial liatris spicata or gayfeather due to its prevalence on supermarket
Its nickname, gayfeather, described the flowers ( fluffy-looking spikes some 60cm (2ft) long, which flower from the top, either pinkish-purple or white.