Liatris spicata Linnaeus. Phen: Jun-Aug (-Sep). Hab: Prairies, roadsides, seepages, bogs, grassy balds. Dist: MA, ON, and MI, south to GA, AL, MS, and AR.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Liatris spicata var. spicata – F, FNA21, G, K1, NE, Pa, RAB, Va, WV; = Liatris spicata var. typica – Gaiser (1946), Godfrey (1948); < Laciniaria spicata – S; < Liatris spicata – C, Il, Mi, Oh3, SE1, Tn, W; < Liatris spicata var. spicata – K3, K4