My mother found this flower and I would like to get an id please
It looks like rough blazingstar to me. Liatris aspera.
Thank you theresa2 for the id my mother will be happy
hmmmm I was going to say ironweed.
I think christie is right. It does look more like ironweed.
Here is a link that might be useful: Ironweed
its "iron-weed" look it up on Google images it'll show you tons more of these flowers.
Either one is good for attracting butterflies.