Authentic Wisconsin.  Purple coneflower - Echinacea purpurea


Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 1, 2020.

Above: Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/01/20).


Purple coneflower - Echinacea purpurea

Grows up to 2- 5' tall and branches occasionally. Purple coneflower prefers full to partial sun with dry to moderate moisture such as prairies and woods.

The pink to purple flower rays are about 1/4"-1/3" wide (They tend to droop downward with age) surrounding a prominent domed central protuberance consisting of multiple small yellow florets.

Blooms June - October. The blooming period oftenn has two stages. The first bloom begins in mid-summer and lasts about a month. Then, after a temporary dormancy, some plants may bloom again in the early fall.

Other names include: Broad-leaved purple coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower, Hedgehog Coneflower, Echinacea.

Latin: Echinacea: Greek meaning "sea urchin" or "hedgehog" referring to sharp, spiny chaff on domed center of head. Purpurea means "reddish-purple."

Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on July 23, 2020.

Above: Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on July 23, 2020.


For more information on Purple coneflower, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Purple coneflower.


Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 1, 2020.
Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on July 28, 2020.
Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on July 21, 2020.

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Purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea


Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on July 21, 2020.


Above: Purple coneflower in the woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/21/19)


Purple coneflower on bikepath at Glenway crossing in Madison, Wisconsin on August 15, 2018.


Above: Purple coneflower on bikepath at Glenway crossing in Madison, Wisconsinn. (7/21/19)


Coneflower in Nakoma Park on August 19, 2020.


Above: I believe this is a purple coneflower as it is not very tall and was in the Nakoma Park woods where I clearly viewed the leaves of other Purple Coneflowers. (8/19/20)


Purple coneflower specimen collected vacant lot on Regent Street in Madison, Wisconsin on September 22, 1995.


Above: Purple coneflower specimen collected vacant lot on Regent Street in Madison, Wisconsin on September 22, 1995.


Purple coneflower close-up of flower head.

Purple coneflower.

Purple coneflower.

Purple coneflower illustration circa 1913.

Purple coneflower illustration circa 1913.

Purple coneflower illustration circa 1913.



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