Liatris tenuifolia Nutt. - Short-leaf Gayfeather
Family - Asteraceae
Base of plant.
Flowering - June - October.
Habitat - Sandhills, open hammocks, flatwoods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found mainly in southern Alabama. The plant can be easily identified by its mostly glabrous stems, appressed-ascending cauline leaves, and few-flowered flower heads.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 10-9-05.