Echinacea simulata McGregor, Sida 3(4) 282 1968. (syn: Echinacea pallida var. simulata (McGregor) “Binns, B.R.Baum & Arnason”; Echinacea speciosa McGregor [Illegitimate]) ?;

USA (Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee) as per Catalogue of Life;


Echinacea Species seen near the Niagara Falls.

Could be Echinacea simulata?
It was evening time, and I couldn’t get better pictures.


Seems correct !


I know of at least two Echinacea plants that have skinny (less than 5 cms wide ) leaves
and  flowers that  look like this… ie similar…. to what what you have ….
E. pallida and E. simulata.
I don’t remember your earlier submission but here …in this case. I cant see the pollen grain color. that is the only way to differentiate Echinacea pallida from E. simulata
I quote
“Key to Echinacea in North Carolina
Key adapted from Binns et al. (2002), Urbatsch et al. (2006 [FNA]), and Weakley (2008). Photos by Krings, unless otherwise indicated. Maps courtesy of USDA PLANTS and the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program.
1. Leaves lanceolate to ovate, the larger > 5 cm wide…2.
2. Leaves glabrous on both sides, or scabrous above; receptacle bracts (paleae) 7–12 mm long, awns about a fourth the length of the entire bract… E. laevigata 
2′. Leaves pubescent or scabrous on both sides; receptacle bracts (paleae) 9–15 mm long, awns about half the length of the entire bract… E. purpurea
1′. Leaves lanceolate to linear, the larger < 5 cm wide...3.
3. Fresh pollen white…E. pallida
3′. Fresh pollen pale to bright yellowE. simulata
go to this web page and use the + sign to look at the pictures
so unless we see the pollen
its either E. pallida or it is E. simulata. not any further

Thanks for pointing out the differences in the two species.
Will try searching further.


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