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Purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

The genus name is from the Greek echinos, meaning "hedgehog," an allusion to the spiny, brownish central disk. The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system; an extract is also available in tablet or liquid form in pharmacies and health food stores. Often cultivated, Purple Coneflower is a showy, easily grown garden plant.

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The genus name is from the Greek echinos, meaning "hedgehog," an allusion to the spiny, brownish central disk. The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system; an extract is also available in tablet or liquid form in pharmacies and health food stores. Often cultivated, Purple Coneflower is a showy, easily grown garden plant. Conditions Comments: Echinacea is a suitable addition to a prairie garden and attractive in flower arrangements. It is a popular perennial with smooth stems and long-lasting, lavender flowers. Rough, scattered leaves that become small toward the top of the stem. Flowers occur singly atop the stems and have domed, purplish-brown, spiny centers and drooping, lavender rays. Purple coneflower can become very aggressive. (

Purple Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial in the Asteraceae (daisy) family that is native to central and eastern USA. It may grow 3 to 4 feet tall and produce pinkish-purple flowers that mature in early summer through mid-fall. Many cultivars are available for varied sizes and colors. Several pollinators are attracted to the flower, especially butterflies. Leave some of the flower heads on to produce seeds for the birds. #purple#drought tolerant#perennials#white flowers#wildlife plant#purple flowers#pink flowers#red flowers#native perennials#salt tolerant#tough plant#low maintenance#apvg#food source wildlife#cpp#fire medium flammability#NC native#summer flowers#children's garden#playground plant#naturalizes#pollinator plant#native wildflower#fantz#flowers late spring#larval host plant#food source summer#food source fall#NC Native Pollinator Plant#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#nectar plant early summer#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#HS302#apvg-p#pollinator garden#bee friendly#Audubon#wavy-lined emerald butterfly#silvery checkerspot butterfly#stormwater demo garden orange co (Source: plants.ces.ncsu.edu)

 

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