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Echinacea laevigata [=Echinacea purpurea var. laevigata]

Smooth Purple Coneflower

Scientific Name:

Echinacea laevigata [=Echinacea purpurea var. laevigata]

Genus:

Echinacea

Species Epithet:

laevigata

Common Name:

Smooth Purple Coneflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills

Habitat Description:

Open woodlands and glades over mafic or calcareous rocks, such as diabase, limestone, and dolostone, rarely in oak- pine savannas of the upper Coastal Plain over circumneutral clay sediments; rare. Limited to a few populations in Durham, Granville, and Rockingham counties

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled, G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*Key)

Federal Status:

E - Endangered (*Key)

Flowering in June

Granville County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Long, drooping, dark pink rays and a dull brownish yellow disk. Alternate leaves with toothed margins.

Granville County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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