Liatris sp two
I went to one of the local National parks this past weekend. Liatris sp are mixed in with the Sundews, Pitcher plants and bog orchids I noticed this Liatris along with several others that had what I believe are insect gauls on them. Destroying the top of the plant. I had been to this park before but never noticed these gauls on the Liatris. I doubt that the plant will be able to bloom with this kind of damage. There were quite a number of Liatris so damaged.