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coneflower

coneflower, name for several American wildflowers of the family Asteraceae (aster family). The purple coneflowers (genus Echinacea), found E of the Rockies, have purple to pinkish petallike rays; some cultivated forms have white flowers. The herb echinacea, derived from the purple coneflower, is taken for colds and other ailments; the plant was used medicinally by Native Americans. Other coneflowers include the yellow coneflowers, or rudbeckias (see black-eyed Susan), and the praire coneflowers (genus Ratibida), which have yellow or purplish rays. Many species are grown as garden plants. Coneflowers are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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In 1989, a revised recovery plan for Tennessee purple coneflower established a criterion for recovery and delisting.
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While these appear to be in no imminent danger, many wildcrafters searching for them unwittingly harvest other, endangered species: Tennessee purple coneflower and smooth coneflower both resemble the more common echinaceas, but are extremely rare.
NOVELTIES The oddly charming 'Double-decker' looks like a coneflower wearing a hat made from pink petals.
Expert tip: Coneflowers combine especially well with ornamental grasses and achillea or yarrow in a natural prairiestyle planting scheme, and in flower beds with globe thistles and bee balm to attract bees and butterflies.
RUDBECKIA (CONEFLOWER) These are brilliant perennials for dazzling the late summer and autumn border with their showy, yellow or orange daisy-like flowers.
Besides salvaging and replanting manzanita and other natives from the site, Morgan added more pollinator favorites such as buddleja, penstemon, purple coneflower, salvias, and trumpet vine.
Daisies, coneflower (echinacea spp.), and black-eyed susan spread rapidly and provide cut flowers.
Blooming in late summer and fall they make knock out partners for yellow coneflower (Rudbeckia) or purple coneflower (Echinacea).
Wants: any herbs, patchouli, eucalyptus, hibiscus, Shasta daisy, larkspur, morning glories, iris, lilies, canna, coneflower, cosmos, Indian blankets, luffa, any hostas, wisteria tree, weeping willow, forsythia, grapes, plumes and any cacti
Good companion plants include coneflower (Echinacea), Leucanthemum "Becky," sea holly (Eryngium), Russian sage (Peroviskia), catmint (Nepeta), hardy geranium (Geranium), and stonecrop (Sedum).
4 Echinaforce Echinacea Drops, EUR5.75 for 15ml Purple coneflower has a long history as a traditional way to boost defences.