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Photograph by Richard Hamilton Smith/Corbis
April 7, 1805, at Fort Mandan, North Dakota.
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).
Dry prairies and fields.
Western Minnesota to Saskatchewan and Montana, south to Texas and New Mexico.
This is the echinacea of cold-remedy fame.
Species information from
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Audubon's Mountain Sheep
Montana Great Horned Owl
North American Porcupine
Northern Pocket Gopher
Northern Short-Tailed Shrew
Prairie Horned Lark