Grass-leaf Liatris is also known as Purple Featherflower.
Plant is an upright, arching, or leaning, slender perennial
emerging from a corm with fiberous roots. The stem is rarely
branched. Preferred habitat is open forests, dry uplands,
edges of new plantation forests and slopes. Distribution
is throughout the Escambia region, except directly at seashore.
The leaves are long and slender; grass-like; alternate
on the stem in a spiral arrangement; numerous; tapering tip,
no leaf stalk (sessile); covered with microscopic sunken glands;
rough to the touch.
Fruit is a long, hairy nutlet topped with a feather-like