Blazing star is one of about 15 species of Liatris native to Florida. This species is occasionally found in sandhills and flatwoods nearly throughout the state (Wunderlin, 2003). It flowers from summer to fall.
This species occurs in the entire eastern half of the U.S. and Canada (Kartesz, 1999). It is one of about 40 Liatris species in North America.