OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea purpurea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Echinacea purpurea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-62-001:
Echinacea purpurea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Echinacea purpurea var. purpurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Purple Coneflower


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image of Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ecpu_001_lvd

        

image of Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

Keith Bradley    kab_e_purpurea_0943

June    Transylvania County    NC

In cultivation

Disc florets bisexual and fertile; ray florets neuter, per Flora of North America.

image of Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

JK Marlow    jkm0407i_36

July    Haywood County    NC

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Flowers have a dome-shaped disk about 1" across, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

JK Marlow    jkm0407j_03

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_purpurea_15

July        

image of Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_purpurea_2

July        

Rays purplish, drooping, to 3" long. Disk flowers orange, disk to 1.25" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

JK Marlow    jkm0309c_20

September    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves mostly hairy, stalked, broadly lance-shaped, toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

JK Marlow    jkm0309c_21

September    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Stems 5-12dm tall and hirsute. Leaves scabrous, at least above, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea purpurea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Echinacea purpurea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-62-001:
Echinacea purpurea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Echinacea purpurea var. purpurea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

502

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Open woodlands, roadsides, some of the occurrences persistent or spread from cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Pink
Disc: Purplish-orange
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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