Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Asteraceae
Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench
broad-leaved purple coneflower, eastern purple coneflower
Echinacea: Greek meaning "sea urchin" or "hedgehog" referring to sharp, spiny chaff on domed center of head
purpurea: from Greek for "purple"
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; 1 to a few, brownish-green stems usually with no or a few branches; fibrous roots
Flower: brownish disk 2" wide with slightly drooping, red-purple rays 1/4"-1/3" wide; inflorescence solitary; blooms June-Oct.
Leaf:blades usually 1 1/2 to 5 times as long as wide, mostly hairy on both sides and toothed
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Notes: often planted north of its natural range
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Brauneria purpurea (L.) Britton
Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench var. arkansana Steyerm.
Rudbeckia purpurea L.

         
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