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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Echinacea pallida

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-62-003:
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

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

Work is needed to disentangle the relative distributions of E. pallida & simulata in our area, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Echinacea pallida

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-62-003:
Echinacea pallida   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

500

Forb
Perennial

Probably native to North Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Dry prairies, open dry woodlands, roadsides (introduced eastwards in our area), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Pink/ Purplish
Disc: Purplish (fresh pollen white)
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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