Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family
Description The slender, unbranched stem of this perennial gayfeather grows 3-5 ft. tall. Its narrow, needle-like leaves, about 3 in. long, are whorled around the stem. The flower spike, which occupies up to 2 ft. of the stem, is made up of tufted pink or lavender flower congested in the long, terminal spike.
Flower August - October.
Flower August - October
Habitat Prairies; pinelands; well-drained, sandy sites.
Range Coastal states South Carolina to Texas, inland to Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Exposure Preference Sun.
Native Distribution Coastal states South Carolina to Texas, inland to Arkansas & Oklahoma
Site Preference Prairies; pinelands; well-drained, sandy sites
Soil Preference Dry, sandy or rocky soils.
Wildlife Value Liatris spp. attract butterflies.