I wish I had remembered to bring along my camera – the Grass-leaf Blazing-star, in particular was very snazzy. Still, to see what it looked like, check out Darryl Searcy’s photos: http://wildflowers.jdcc.edu/Grass-leaf%20Liatris.html
It’s interesting that both Solidago graminifolia and Liatris graminifolia are found there, and bloom at the same time, and _are both commonly found associated with grass!_ Coincidence? I think not! Anyway, we didn’t actually see any Grass-leaf Goldenrod, which is a shame, as that is the most attractive varity to insects I’ve ever seen – even though the flowers are grouped in small clusters instead of big sprays, many of the plants are hosting one or more flower predators like Flower Spiders or Ambushbugs this time of year; they eat well in graminifolia. It must put out relatively more nectar or something.