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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Pink-scale Gayfeather   Liatris elegans  var.  elegans
Sunflower family — Asteraceae

Also known as:
Handsome Blazingstar

Slides: (click for larger view)


This gayfeather looks rather unlike most of the other gayfeather species of Texas. It has three varieties which differ in habitat and the color of the flowering parts (from bluish to yellowish to pinkish, like this one); this variety is the most common gayfeather in the Big Thicket.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: August, September, October

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