Does this look like liatris to you?
I winter sowed Liatris ligulistylis seeds this spring. They were some I ordered from a wildflower nursery. About a half a dozen came up in the container and they all looked the same but they look suspiciously like some kind of grass to me. I haven't planted them out yet. I was waiting to see what they are. Any chance those things that look like grass seed are really flower buds?