Echinacea paradoxa

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Echinacea paradoxa
Yellow Coneflower Echinacea paradoxa Twisted Pair Bee 2000px.jpg
Bee feeding on a Yellow Coneflower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Echinacea
Species: E. paradoxa
Binomial name
Echinacea paradoxa
(J. B. S. Norton) Britt.
  • Brauneria paradoxa Norton
  • Echinacea atrorubens var. paradoxa (Norton) Cronquist
  • Echinacea atrorubens var. neglecta (McGregor) Binns, B.R.Baum & Arnason, syn of var. neglecta

Echinacea paradoxa (Bush's purple coneflower,[2] yellow coneflower[3][4]) is a North American species of flowering plant in the sunflower family. It is native to southern Missouri, Arkansas, and south-central Oklahoma, with one isolated population reported from Montgomery County in eastern Texas.[5] It is listed as threatened in Arkansas.[2][6]

Echinacea paradoxa is a perennial herb up to 90 cm (3 feet) tall. One plant can produce several flower heads, each with white, pink, or yellow ray florets and pink or yellow disc florets.[6][7][8][9]


Echinacea paradoxa var. paradoxa has a baseline chromosome number of x = 11, like most Echinacea plants.[10]