linear, elliptic, oblanceolate
purple, white, yellow
June - November
0.3 - 2.5
Robust annual with erect, slender, solid branches, found in disturbed sites.Young sterile plants may be distinguished from Solidagos and other look-alikes by the presence of stiff hairs on the leaf margins. Some species of Liatris have hairy margins but their leaves decrease in size gradually up the plant.
An early succession native that should appear in restoration without planting, and disappear as the restoration matures. The seed germinates easily if planted fresh (Dorph-Peterson 1924). As in many members of the family asteraceae only a small percenta
As all members of this genera, E. canadensis grows on a wide range of soil types. It is eaten by livestock only in very early stages and is an increaser under heavy grazing. As perennials become reestablished, E. canadensis will decrease in abundance, m
Waste places and old fields.