Prairie Blazing Star (Gayfeather; Button Snakeroot)

Photo of several prairie blazing stars or gayfeathers in yellow sunlight

Gayfeather occurs in glades, upland prairies, ledges and tops of bluffs, savannas, openings of upland forests, and rarely banks of streams; also ditch banks, fencerows, pastures, railroads, and roadsides. You can also find it at native plant nurseries and even florists’ shops!

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