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Alkali

Dotted Gayfeather


Sunflower Family : Asteraceae

Latin Name : Liatris punctata
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – fair
Livestock – fair

Remarks :

Also known as, "Dotted blazing-star". Growth 6 to 30 inches tall, arises singly or in clusters from rootstock. Flowers August to September. Produces a taproot that can reach a depth of 15 ft., making it quite drought resistant. In the early stages of growth, it is nutritious and palatable for livestock, especially preferred by sheep. Found in dry, open upland sites, primarily on sandy soils. In the spring, the Kiowa baked the roots over a fire and ate them, it is said to have a carrot-like flavor in the early spring. The Blackfoot applied a poultice of boiled roots to swellings and took an infusion of roots to treat stomach aches.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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