Pale Purple coneflower

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Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea pallida

   The Purple Coneflower is found in prairies and glades of the Midwest. It  blooms from late May till October with peak periods during June and July.
   The species overlaps with E. sanguinea as well as E. angustifolia. Click on the plant to have a closer look.

Interesting Fact:
   The plant was found to be a burn preventative. Since it enabled the body to endure extreme heat American Indians sometimes used it in before rituals requiring them to dunk their hands in scalding water or holding hot coals in their mouths.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division:
Magnoliophyta
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Genus:
Echinacea
Species:
E. pallida

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