Echinacea sanguinea

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Echinacea sanguinea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Echinacea
Species: E. sanguinea
Binomial name
Echinacea sanguinea
(Nutt.)
Synonyms

Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) var. sanguinea (Nutt.) Gandhi & R. D. Thomas

Echinacea sanguinea (Sanguine Purple Coneflower) is a herbaceous perennial native to open sandy fields and open pine woods and prairies in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. It is the southernmost Echinacea species.[1] The specific epithet sanguinea, which is Latin for "blood", refers to the color of the petals.

Echinacea sanguinea grows to 1 m (3 ft) tall with an unbranched stem. The alternate leaves are typically close to the ground, growing 10–25 cm (4–10 in) long and 6 mm (¼ in) wide, with the upper leaves having long hairs. Each stem has one rose-pink to pale purple flower, up to 5 cm (2 in) long and 12 mm (½ in) wide, with 10–20 ray flowers that conspicuously droop. The 2.5 cm (1 in) cone-shaped center is purplish-brown on the outside and greenish toward the center.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gladstar, Rosemary; Pamela Hirsch (2000). Planting the Future. Bear & Company. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-89281-894-5. 
  2. ^ Loughmiller, Lynn; Lynn Sherrod (1984). Texas Wildflowers. University of Texas Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-292-78060-6. 

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