Echinacea /ˌɛkɨˈnʃə/[1] is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The nine species it contains are commonly called coneflowers. They are endemic to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (echino), meaning “sea urchin,” due to the spiny central disk. Some species are used in herbal medicines and some are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. A few species are of conservation concern. (wikipedia)

I look forward to their appearance every year because when they show their spiky heads I know it is really summer time.


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14 Responses to Coneflower

  1. scott2608 says:

    Wow, what a wonderful photo!

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    My sentiments exactly! Nice shot, Teri.

  3. Beautiful shot! Love those flowers.

  4. dhphotosite says:

    Love this!!! I hope to have a garden full of these next year!

  5. Ingrid says:

    Wow….learn something new all the time. I did not know Echinacea was from the daisy family. Beautiful shot as always 🙂

  6. DeDivahDeals says:

    Nice, I love Coneflowers.

  7. Beautiful shot of the coneflower . . . one of my favorite wildflowers.

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