Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia (possibly introduced in NC)

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in dry prairies, open dry woodlands, roadsides (introduced eastwards in our area), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: Pink/ Purplish
Disc: Purplish (fresh pollen white)
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 (5/21/15):
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-62-003:
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Purple Coneflower


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image of Echinacea pallida, Pale Purple Coneflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ecpa_001_lvd

        

image of Echinacea pallida, Pale Purple Coneflower

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_echinacea_pallida2

June    Otoe County    NE

image of Echinacea pallida, Pale Purple Coneflower

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_echinacea_pallida2b

June    Otoe County    NE

Herbage sparsely to densely hairy (hairs spreading). Stems green to purplish, per Flora of North America.

image of Echinacea pallida, Pale Purple Coneflower

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_echinacea_pallida3

June    Otoe County    NE

Ray laminae reflexed. Discs conic to hemispheric (pollen usually white), per Flora of North America.