One of the many liatris blooming right now. This one is in full sun, sandy soil along a rural road in the Fall line; the sole survivor of this spring’s county ditch clearing and grass cutting. The photos were taken September 8.
this is one of the ‘easy’ species of Liatris to ID – it is Liatris aspera; it is recognized by the petaloid bracts that are obtuse and with a colored margin. It is not one of the more common species in South Carolina.
Steven R. Hill, Ph.D., Botanist, SCNPS