Scientific Name: Liatris punctata
Perennial herb of prairies and native pastures. Dry, course soils.
Watch for: Purple star-shaped flowers arranged in spikelike groups at the ends of stems. Leaves dotted and narrow, up to 15 cm long, closely spaced and arching upward, with a solid smooth feel. 1/4′ to 2 3/4′ tall.
Other names: Dotted Blazing Star, Gayfeather, Button Snakeroot, Starwort. Read more