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Echinacea, is a genus of nine species of herbaceous plants in the family Asteraceae which are commonly called purple coneflowers. All are endemic to eastern and central North America. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The genus name is from the Greek echino, meaning "spiny," due to the spiny central disk. It has a faint aromatic smell, with a sweetish taste, leaving a tingling sensation in the mouth. Echinacea species are growing up to 140 cm in height. They have erect stems that in most species are unbranched. The leaves are normally hairy with a rough texture. Some species have linear to lanceolate shaped leaves, and others have elliptic to ovate shaded leaves. The flowers are collected together into single, rounded Heads that terminate long peduncles. The phyllaries, or bracts below the flower head, are persistent and number 15–50. The phyllaries are produced in 2–4 series. The receptacles are hemispheric to conic in shape. The paleae have orange to reddish purple ends, and are longer than the disc corollas. The corollas are pinkish, greenish, reddish-purple or yellow and have tubes shorter than the throats. The pollen is normally yellow in most species, but usually white in E. pallida. The three or four-angled fruits, called cypselae, are tan or bicolored with a dark brown band distally. 
Like all asteraceae, the flowering structure is a composite inflorescence, with purple (rarely yellow or white) florets arranged in a prominent, somewhat cone-shaped head — "cone-shaped" because the petals of the outer ray florets tend to point downward (are reflexed) once the flower head opens, thus forming a cone. The common name "cone flower" comes from the characteristic center “cone” at the center of the flower. Echinacea angustifolia was widely used by the North American Plains Indians for its general medicinal qualities.</p>




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Garden 2005 : 2005 Garden Journal

Garden 2005


2005 Garden Journal

Updated: Aug 07, 2011 10:06am PST