1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

rough blazing star

Liatris aspera

Pinkish to lavender (sometimes white) flower heads along stems lined with short, narrow, bright-green leaves. Button-like, magenta-purple florets cover the upper 18-32 in. of the plant. Found in eastern North America from the east coast west to Texas and the Dakotas and as far north as southern Ontario, where it is rare and listed by Canadas Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife as endangered.