Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench
Family: Asteraceae
broad-leaved purple coneflower,  more...
[Brauneria purpurea (L.) Britton,  more]
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Paul E. Berry  
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; 1 to a few, brownish-green stems usually with no or a few branches; fibrous roots
Leaves: blades usually 1 1/2 to 5 times as long as wide, mostly hairy on both sides and toothed
Flowers: brownish disk 2" wide with slightly drooping, red-purple rays 1/4"-1/3" wide; inflorescence solitary; blooms June-Oct.
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
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Paul Drobot  
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Merel R. Black  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Paul E. Berry  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul E. Berry  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Marion Sheehan  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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