Blazing Star, Liatris chapmanii
Liatris chapmanii

Blazing Star

Blazing Star,  Liatris chapmaniiAbout a dozen species of Blazing Stars occur in the central panhandle, all of which have erect, spike-like inflorescences. Species vary from 2-6′ tall and usually occur in showy colonies along moist or dry roadsides. The individual flowers are small, 5-lobed, and star-shaped, which explains the common name.

More information at Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.