Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
A taxonomic revision of Echinacea (Binns, Baum & Arnason, 2002)
Echinacea pallida var. simulata
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Prairie Purple Coneflower, Wavy-leaf Purple Coneflower
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_e_simulata_wavyleaf12
Ray flowers 13-21, narrow, drooping. Disc purplish, conic. Pollen yellow, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_e_simulata_wavyleaf15
Work is needed to disentangle the distributions of E. pallida & simulata, per Weakley's Flora.