Pink-Scale Gayfeather (Liatris elegans)
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Description of Pink-Scale Gayfeather (Liatris elegans)
Pink-scale gayfeather (Liatris elegans), a member of the Asteraceae (Aster Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows 1′ to 4′ tall and blooms in the summer to fall (August to October). The fruits, which are achenes, mature in the late summer to fall.
Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata)
Other butterflies, bees, and wasps use this plant as a nectar source.
This gayfeather grows in pine woods, oak woods, roadsides, and sandhills.
Range of Pink-Scale Gayfeather (Liatris elegans) in the United States and Canada
The genus name, Liatris, is of unknown origin and the species name, elegans, is Latin for elegant or refined.