Liatris elegans (Walt.) Michx. - Pinkscale Gayfeather

Liatris elegans plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems:

Liatris elegans cormCorm.

Liatris elegans stem

Leaves:

N/A

Inflorescence:

N/A

Involucre:

Liatris elegans involucre

Ray flowers:

Absent.

Disk flowers:

Liatris elegans flowers

Flowering - August - December.

Habitat - Sandhills.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This attractive species can be found in southern Alabama in sandhill habitats. The plant is easily identified in the field by its erect, single stem, habitat, and whitish-pink flowers.
The genus name Liatris is of unknown derivation.
The species epithet elegans derives from the Latin "elegan" meaning "elegant, fine".

Alabama Distribution:

Liatris elegans map

Photographs taken off Lee Rd. 10, Lee County, AL., 8-26-04.


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