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Purple coneflower

Scientific name
Echinacea angustifolia
Also Known As
Black samson, Echinacea
Plant Family
Plant Group
This perennial plant has purple to pink ray flowers (the petal-like parts) that surround the central brownish-purple disk flowers. Stems are rough-hairy and have simple leaves.
Identification Hints

This perennial plant has purple to pink ray flowers (the petal-like parts) that surround the central brownish-purple disk flowers. Stems are rough-hairy and have simple leaves.

Did You Know?

Purple coneflower is a widely used medicinal herb. It has been used be a number of Plains Indian tribes to treat ailments such as toothaches, coughs, and even headaches. It is used in modern medicine today, primarily as an immuno-stimulant and numerous pharmacological studies have been conducted about its medicinal properties.

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