linear, lanceolate, ovate
July - December
0.5 - 0.9
A short Liatris with hairless leaves and an inflorescence of small heads well spaced apart on the central axis.
Seed germination is improved by cold/moist stratification (Steffen 1997). Seeds average approximately 156,000/lb.
Acceptable to cattle as forage.
Grows on moist, but well drained, sites on the coastal plain and are most abundant on sandy ridges and on pimple mounds in areas that are wet. Cattle eat the young foliage making this species a decreaser under heavy grazing. Distribution is limited to Texas and Louisiana (USDA 1998).
Frequently in wet areas and prairie.