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Eastern Purple Coneflower

( Echinacea purpurea )

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Eastern Purple Coneflower
Asteraceae
Echinacea
Echinacea purpurea
(Linnaeus) Moench
ON
Echinacea purpurea var. arkansana
Rudbeckia purpurea
Characteristics

Wildflower

Deciduous

3

Sun

Dry, Normal

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Prairie/Meadow/Field

Butterfly
Design Considerations

15 cm

60 cm

Jun - Aug

Purple

Yes

No

Black|Brown


No

No

No

No

No

No

Butterflies

No
Conservation Status

No


Interesting Tidbits

This species is a good source of nectar for Monarch butterflies. Sensory Aspect: Spiky coneflower head This species is deer resistant. (Evergreen) This popular, medicinal plant is believed to be an introduction in Ontario. (Newmaster, 1998) NatureServe indicates that this plant has moved to Canada from the United States where it is native in many places. Echinacea purpurea is dwindling in the wild, due to overharvesting and loss of habitat, although it is not as endangered as Echinacea angustifolia. (USDA Plant Database)


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