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Flaigg, Norman G.
Echinacea paradoxa (J.B.S. Norton) Britt.
Yellow coneflower, Yellow echinacea
Synonyms: Echinacea paradoxa var. paradoxa, E. atrorubens var. paradoxa
USDA Symbol: ECPA2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The yellow rays are strongly downturned and the disk is dark brown. The 2-3 ft. flower stalks are sturdy and straight, with solitary terminal flowers, and are smooth or slightly hairy. The basal leaves are long and slender or very narrowly lanceolate.
The similar Echinacea atrorubens occurs in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun
AR , MO , OK , TX Native Distribution:
S.c. MO & n.c. AR Native Habitat:
Prairies; glades; limestone slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Average, slightly basic soils.
Conditions Comments: The similar Echinacea atrorubens occurs in KS, OK & TX.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Discovery Gardens
- Dallas, TXNative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff