This was what left of the fuzzy purple plant in my friend's yard. If you want to see what it looked like before, you can view them here! She doesn't know what they are called, so I don't either.
One commenter, bfarr said it might be "blazing star" and grew wild! Others said, "liatris"! Whatever they were, they were beautiful to see.
I love the color of these little flowers, and intent on asking my friend for some roots to see if I can grow in my garden. Although she just lives down the street from me, her garden soil seems to be in a much better growing environment than mine.
Linking this post to Macro Friday!