alternate, basal (rosulate)
oblong, elliptic, oblanceolate, obovate
pink, purple, white
August - October
0.2 - 0.6
Large basal leaves; flowering stalk has no leaves except the bracts under its flowers.
It is perhaps most important as forage in open pine forests in open pine forests on flatwoods sites of the longleaf-slash pine wiregrass type, but is rated only fair at best. Because most of the foliage is at ground level, it can tolerate heavy grazing.
Wooded sandy lands.