Common Name: Small Headed Blazing Star
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Average, Dry
- Height: 1-2′
- Flower: Violet, Aug, Sept
- Fruit: Numerous small brown seeds with pappus to catch the wind.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Grasslands/Prairies, Rocky Outcrops
Liatris microcephala is a low-growing cluster of grass-like basal leaves that puts up multiple stalks lined with brilliant violet-purple tiny flowers. The flowers are small with extended stamens, giving the stalk as a whole a fuzzy purple appearance. Drought tolerant, this plant thrives in full sun and well-drained soils.