Blooming time: September to October
Height: Up to 4 ft.
Stems and Leaves: The stems are hairy with
alternate leaves up to 4 inches long and 1 inch wide.
Flowers and Fruit: The individually stalked
flower heads are in an open, rounded cluster at the tops
of the main stem branches. Their may be 40 or more bright
purple petals surrounding a central yellow disk. Each
flower head is about 1 1/2 " wide. The petals are
sometimes pinkish purple or lavender.
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Page last updated March 23, 2015
Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie- The Upper Midwest,
Sylvan T. Runkel and Dean M. Roosa;
A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Northeastern and
North-central North America, Roger Tory Peterson and
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