Liatris aspera: Prairie Blazing Star

Liatris aspera also known as the lacerate, rough, tall or prairie blazing star is a wildflower that is found the mid to eastern United States in habitats that range from mesic to dry prairie and dry savanna.

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It grows to 2-4 feet. The flowers are an erect spike with numerous, purple, button-like, stalk-less flower heads blooming from the top down. Leaves are alternate, numerous, rough, and narrow along the entire stem.

Photo: AtlantaGA. [20130803]

Source: Wikipedia

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