Echinacea purpurea

Family Aster (Asteraceae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Dry, sun, meadows, roadsides
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 2-3′
Flower Large flower heads, 3-5″ wide, made up of 14-20 droopy purple petals that surround a spiny cone-shaped orange center.
Leaf Leaves are 3-veined, coarsely toothed. They can be as large as 5″ wide and 8″ long. They are rough to the touch because of many small hairs.
Notes This is a tall, showy flower. Goldfiinch eat its seeds and many butterflies visit to obtain nectar.


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