Liatris aspera

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 60-100 cm (2-3.3 ft)
Flower Colors: purple
Flower Season: mid summer to late summer
Life form: corm

Liatris aspera Michx, the Rough Blazing Star, has a widespread distribution from Michigan to the Carolinas and on westwards as far as Texas. The sessile, globose flower heads are arranged in a loose spike. It is best identified by the concave phyllaries getting their purple tips long before the flowers open. At it's north-western limits it meets Liatris ligulistylis and forms intermediates. Pictures by Martin Bohnet.

Liatris aspera, Martin BohnetLiatris aspera, Martin Bohnet

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