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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