Definition of liatris in US English:

liatris

noun

  • A plant of a genus which includes the blazing stars of the daisy family.

    Genus Liatris, family Compositae

    • ‘Some of the preferred, easy-to-grow nectar plants are: aster, black-eyed Susan, butterfly bush, butterfly weed, cosmos, goldenrod, lantana, lavender, liatris, marigold, purple coneflower, and zinnia.’
    • ‘Seeds of most hardy perennials, including butterfly weed, columbine, liatris, and penstemon, require a period of chilling to germinate.’
    • ‘Snow-white peonies come into bloom in May, and pale daylilies, white liatris, and white Japanese anemones take turns through the summer and fall.’
    • ‘The same situation may be observed in such herbaceous perennials as anthemis, Asclepias tuberosa, asters, Euphorbia corollata, gaillardia, gypsophila, hemerocallis, liatris, limonium and yucca.’

Origin

Modern Latin, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

liatris

/līˈatris/