Liatris squarrosa (L.) Michx. - Scaly Gayfeather
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - June - September.
Habitat - Upland woods, sandhills, rocky open woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant is easy to identify because of its very thin leaves and spreading phyllaries. This is a striking plant that would do well in a garden setting.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 7-25-05.