Sub-category: Aster family
Syn. Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae. A rare plant, and it is classified as a species of special concern in Connecticut. Grows to 2 to 5 feet. Leaves are simple, alternate, smooth edges, 11 to 27 cm. Tiny flowers in heads which are 3/4 to 1 inch across and pinkish/purple.
Found in disturbed habitats, cliffs, ledges, grassland, meadows, woodlands, and coastal areas. Blooms August to September.