alternate, basal (rosulate)
pink, purple, white
August - November
0.3 - 1.5
Only Liatris with upper leaves that point downward. Its inflorescence is denser than that of L. acidota and less dense than L. pycnostachya.
Seed germination is improved by cold/moist stratification (Steffen 1997).
Acceptable as forage for cattle.
Old fields, woods, sandy soils, deep fine pure sandy soils.