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

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

        

image of Echinacea pallida

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_echinacea_pallida2

June    Otoe County    NE

image of Echinacea pallida

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

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.