Common Name: Prairie GayfeatherScientific Name Genus: LiatrisFamily Name: AsteraceaeIdentification NotesBeautiful plant individually or in masses. Native to North American prairies. Oddly, the flower stalk blooms from the top down rather than bottom up like most terminal flower clusters and spikes.Growth Habiterect, unbranched, about 2 to 3 feet tall. Leaveslancolate, longest at the base, leaf arrangement looks something like that of Lilium. Flowersflower stalk (actually a head) looks something like a bottle brush. Colors are rose, lavender, or white. Propagation Methodseeds, corms, or rhizomes. Division. Landscape Usesfg; mg; cut flowers.