Serratula, with linear leaves, ciliated at the base, sessile lateral spiked flowers, and a simple stem. (Bot. Repos.)
Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 819 in 1753.
Basionym of Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.
Also published in Bot. Repos. 6: 401 in 1804:
The Serratula spicata is a native of Carolina; but has been cultivated in the gardens of this country ever since the year 1732...