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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Echinacea tennesseensis   FAMILY Asteraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea tennesseensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Echinacea pallida var. tennesseensis

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Echinacea pallida var. angustifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Echinacea tennesseensis

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.

image of Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Tennessee Coneflower

Sam Pratt    sbp060421_image0

June    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

image of Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Tennessee Coneflower

Will Stuart    wil_etennesseensis_1172

June    Davidson County    TN

Couchville Cedar Glade Recreation Area

image of Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Tennessee Coneflower

Will Stuart    wil_etennesseensis_1182b

June    Davidson County    TN

Couchville Cedar Glade Recreation Area

Stem and leaves coarsely spreading-hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Tennessee Coneflower

Will Stuart    wil_etennesseensis_1182c

June    Davidson County    TN

Couchville Cedar Glade Recreation Area

Rays purplish to pinkish to white; disk dark purplish with yellow pollen, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Tennessee Coneflower

Will Stuart    wil_etennesseensis_1265

June    Davidson County    TN

Couchville Cedar Glade Recreation Area

Rays curved upward, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Echinacea tennesseensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea tennesseensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Echinacea pallida var. tennesseensis

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Echinacea pallida var. angustifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Echinacea tennesseensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Echinacea angustifolia var. tennesseensis

 

Find by scientific name:

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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

partial shade

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Purplish to pink to white
Disc: Dark purplish (with yellow pollen)
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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