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Purple Coneflower
(Blacksamson Coneflower)

Echinacea angustifolia



First Noted by Expedition
April 7, 1805, at Fort Mandan, North Dakota.
 

Description
Oblong leaves are covered with stiff hairs. The flower heads, borne singly atop the stems, have pinkish lavender rays drooping from a dark, spiny, cone-shaped center. Height: 18-24 in (45.7-61 cm).
 

Habitat
Dry prairies and fields.
 

Range
Western Minnesota to Saskatchewan and Montana, south to Texas and New Mexico.
 

Note
This is the echinacea of cold-remedy fame.

Species information from enature.com
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