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Two purple coneflowers close up against a background of green foliage. Echinacea purpurea is a native wildflower of much of the eastern United States and into Ontario.
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Floral Photography and Art
Eastern purple coneflowers bloom from June to October. The conspicuous inflorescence is made up of reflexed purple ray flowers and a large orange disk with spiny bracts. The lanceolate leaves are 5-15 cm (2-6 in.) long, alternate, petioled, large toothed, and taper to a sharp point. Echinacea purpurea is a perennial with hairy stems growing from 61 to 91 cm (2-3 ft.) tall.
This is the only species of Echinacea - the purple coneflowers - in Florida.
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
August 22nd, 2014
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