Family, Composite. Color, rose purple. C ollas, tubular, no rays. Heads of flowers, large, crowded on the upper part of the very leafy stems. Leaves, linear, rigid, upright, the lower 3 to 5-nerved. August to October.
A rough, bristling plant, 2 to 5 feet high, found along roadsides, in moist ground, from Massachusetts to Minnesota and southward. Very handsome, regular flowers of striking color. (See illustration, p. 358.)
Blazing star (Liatris spicata)