Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Rudbeckia
Description of Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), a member of the Asteraceae (Aster Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 4 feet tall and has pink to purple flowers that bloom in the summer and fall. More information about this species can be found on this blog post.
Purple coneflower is a nectar plant to numerous butterflies.
This species grows in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands.
Range of Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in the United States and Canada