Liatris aspera from Diane P., SC

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Dr. Hill,
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.

Hi Diane,

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

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