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Prairies. Dry, open woods.
CT west to Ontario, MI, ND and NE, south to GA and TX.
Herbaceous perennial to 1.2 m; stems puberulent. Principle leaves lance-linear to lance-ovate, acuminate, in whorls of 4. Inflorescence loosely paniculate; calyx campanulate; petals white, fringed.
Flowers July to October
Wetland indicator: Upland
Photographed at the Morton Arboretum's Schulenberg Prairie in Lisle, IL.
Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of
Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
Michael Hough © 2009