Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3632

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, as well as waif(s)

Look for it in prairies, dry open woodlands, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: Pink/ Purplish
Disc: Purplish (fresh pollen pale to bright yellow)
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Echinacea simulata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea simulata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH A taxonomic revision of Echinacea (Binns, Baum & Arnason, 2002)
Echinacea pallida var. simulata

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Echinacea pallida

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie Purple Coneflower, Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower, Glade Coneflower


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image of Echinacea simulata, Prairie Purple Coneflower, Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower, Glade Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_simulata_11

May        

image of Echinacea simulata, Prairie Purple Coneflower, Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower, Glade Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_simulata_19

May        

image of Echinacea simulata, Prairie Purple Coneflower, Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower, Glade Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_echinacea_simulata_2

May        

image of Echinacea simulata, Prairie Purple Coneflower, Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower, Glade Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_simulata_wavyleaf12

June        

Ray flowers 13-21, narrow, drooping. Disc purplish, conic. Pollen yellow, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Echinacea simulata, Prairie Purple Coneflower, Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower, Glade Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_simulata_wavyleaf15

June        

Work is needed to disentangle the distributions of E. pallida & simulata, per Weakley's Flora (2012).