All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Purple Coneflower</strong>
<em>Echinacea purpurea</em>/Aster Family<br>
Yes, this is the echinacea of medicinal "fame." The disk flowers in the center are very stiff and spiny, giving the plant its' genus name. "Echino" means spiny. These wer...
Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea/Aster Family

Yes, this is the echinacea of medicinal "fame." The disk flowers in the center are very stiff and spiny, giving the plant its' genus name. "Echino" means spiny. These were photographed at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
Perennial
Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum, Big South Fork NRRA

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