Liatris spicata is also known as Gayfeather, Blazing Star or Button Snakeroot
About two feet tall and hardy to zone 3, this native plant is easy, does not require watering, and is attractive to butterflies and pollinators. Its violet flowering stalks are attractive in the summer garden featuring rounded fluffy blooms topping clumps of grassy foliage. The seed heads are also beautiful later in the season. Just cut them if you don’t want seedlings or leave them for the birds if you don’t mind having more.