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Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Litris aspera

Flower Description:

Flowers are in a spike-like cluster 6 to 18″ long of purple to pink flower heads.

Season BloomJuly - September
HabitatPart shade, sun; dry prairies, open woods, along roads
Leaf DescriptionStem leaves are narrow and blade-like with a prominent central vein and pointed tip, averaging about 3" long. Basal and lower stem leaves, which usually wither away by flowering time, are up to 12" long, less grass-like in shape and are long stalked.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun, Partial Sun