Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench, Methodus (Moench) 591 1794. (Syn: Brauneria purpurea (L.) Britton; Echinacea intermedia Lindl. ex Paxton; Echinacea purpurea var. arkansana Steyerm.; Echinacea purpurea f. liggettii Steyerm.; Echinacea purpurea var. serotina (Nutt.) L.H.Bailey; Echinacea serotina (Sweet) D.Don ex G.Don f.; Echinacea serotina (Sw.) DC.; Echinacea speciosa (Wender.) Paxton; Helichroa alba Rafin.; Helichroa amoena Rafin.; Helichroa crocea Rafin.; Helichroa elatior Rafin.; Helichroa fusca Rafin.; Helichroa fuscata Rafin.; Helichroa linnaeana Rafin.; Helichroa purpurea (L.) Raf.; Helichroa uniflora Rafin.; Lepachis purpurea Rafin.; Rudbeckia aspera Pers. (ambiguous synonym); Rudbeckia hispida Hoffmgg.; Rudbeckia purpurea L.; Rudbeckia serotina Sw. (ambiguous synonym); Rudbeckia speciosa Wender. (ambiguous synonym));  

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Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin), Myanmar [Burma] (I), Germany (I),
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as per Catalogue of life;

Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflower or purple coneflower) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Echinacea of the family Asteraceae.[1] Its cone-shaped flowering heads are usually, but not always, purple in the wild.[2]  

It is native to eastern North America[1] and present to some extent in the wild in much of the eastern, southeastern and midwest United States.[3] 
This herbaceous perennial is 120 cm (47 in) tall by 50 cm (20 in) wide at maturity. Depending on the climate, it blooms throughout spring and summer. Its individual flowers (florets) within the flower head are hermaphroditic, having both male and female organs on each flower. It is pollinated by butterflies and bees.  
Its habitats include dry open woods, prairies and barrens, as well as cultivated beds. Although the plant prefers loamy or sandy, well-drained soils, it is little affected by the soil’s pH. 
(From Wikipedia on 22.5.13) 



Purple Cone Flower seen in Mahabaleshwar on 18/4/2009.

Cultivated, ornamental, garden plant.




Here is one common ornamental species of Asteraceae of midwest United States and is called purple coneflower. It blooms from June to August and has pink, purple color.  
Date: 10th July, 2013
Place: Chicago, Illinois, US 
Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench 
Diagnostic features: Upper stems terminate in individual flowerheads. Each daisy-like flowerhead has 10-20 ray florets that surround a large central cone of numerous disk florets. The central cone is yellowish brown to reddish brown, somewhat flattened, and very prickly. The petaloid rays are purple, narrowly oblong, and they tend to droop downward with age. Bracts are green, hairy, and narrowly lanceolate, becoming recurved when the flowerhead blooms. In bright sunlight, the flowerheads are mildly fragrant. Afterwards, the disk florets are replaced by dark achenes that are narrow and flat. 
The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system.
Echinacea comes from the Greek word echinos meaning hedgehog in reference to the spiny center cone. 

Lovely captures …

Plant for ID – New York – 210913 – RK : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pics date – 17/06/13 – afternoon – Highline Park, New York. Would appreciate ID 

I would like to suggest Echinacea purpurea, a common garden plant in North America. 

Thank you for the quick response … Googled – & yes, you are right:)



PURPLE CONE FLOWER: 180110-AK-3 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
A Purple Cone Flower taken on the 18th April at Mapro Garden, Mahabaleshwar.
I think it is from the family Echinacea.
Kindly confirm.

This is Echinacea sps. from Asteraceae.

Although leaves would help in fixing species, but length of rays relative to disc suggests Echinacea angustifolia

I am supporting … in this ID. I too think this plant is Echinacea angustifolia.

Echinacea purpurea as per another thread.



Echinacea Species for ID : New Jersey : 29SEP19 : AK-13 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Echinacea Species seen in a cultivated garden in New Jersey on 19th June,17.

Echinacea purpurea?

Looks matching but no images of leaf and other aspects !

I gave you a key in the case you had just two days ago. look at it and make up your mind, … and tell me, then ….

To me it’s Echinacea purpurea only.

Yes. there you have it


Echinacea purpurea : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)- 1 mb each.