Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2799

Forb
Perennial

Native: Tennessee

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare, endemic to the Nashville Basin of c. TN

Look for it in calcareous glades, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal & low alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Pink
Disc: Purplish (with yellow pollen)
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Echinacea tennesseensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea tennesseensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Echinacea angustifolia var. tennesseensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Tennessee Coneflower


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image of Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Tennessee Coneflower

Sam Pratt    sbp041920_0924

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves mostly basal, petioled, 4-8" long, narrow, without teeth, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Tennessee Coneflower

Sam Pratt    sbp041920_0924b

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Herbage sparsely to densely hairy (indument relatively soft, hairs spreading), per Flora of North America.