Mohr’s Barbara’s Buttons occurs on shale outcrops along streams and in small, prairie openings in the Coosa River Valley near Rome and adjacent Alabama; it also occurs in sunny areas such as roadsides and utility rights-of-way that run through these habitats. About 30 populations are known, all within this small Floyd County area
This perennial has erect stems 1 – 2 tall. Its leaves are mostly clustered near the base of the stem and decrease in size and number upward on the stem. The flower heads are held at the tips of branches, and each head is about 1 inch across. The head is composed of many, small pale pink or white flowers that spiral out from the center, giving the heads a lacy look.
Plant Information : Mohr’s Barbara’s Buttons is a state and federal Threatened Aster (Asteraceae) pollinated by beetles, butterflies, and other small insects, and must be cross-pollinated in order to set viable fruit. It Produces Flowers from Mid May through June. Its major threats are competition from woody plants, herbicide applications in right of ways, conversion of habitat to pine plantations, and Fire suppression.