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Echinacea purpurea

Eastern Purple Coneflower

Scientific Name:

Echinacea purpurea

Genus:

Echinacea

Species Epithet:

purpurea

Common Name:

Eastern Purple Coneflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Open woodlands, roadsides, some of the occurrences persistent or spread from cultivation. Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

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

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Federal Status:

E - Endangered (*Key)

Notes:

As a naturally occurring plant in NC, this plant is not common but it is very common in gardens across the state. Currently there are many, many hybrids on the market.

Plant

image

Martha Baskin

New Flower

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Martha Baskin

Bloom

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Tom Harville

Bloom & Friends

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Tom Harville

Seed head

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Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NatureServe Explorer


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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