Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt.
Family: Asteraceae
pale purple coneflower,  more...
[Brauneria pallida (Nutt.) Britton,  more]
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Paul Drobot  
Etymology: Echinacea: Greek meaning "sea urchin" or "hedgehog" referring to sharp, spiny chaff on domed center of head
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; several, usually unbranched, hairy, green to purplish, clustered stems; from a strong taproot
Leaves: blades usually 5 to 20 times as long as wide
Flowers: head with a brownish, domed disk 1/2"- 1 1/4" wide; drooping rays 1 1/2"-3 1/2" long and less than 1/4" wide, pale purple to pink; inflorescence solitary; blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, meadows; in sandy, loamy soil
Echinacea pallida
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James R. Sime  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Aaron Carlson  
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