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Flaigg, Lillian G.
Echinacea sanguinea Nutt.
Sanguine purple coneflower
Synonym(s): Echinacea pallida var. sanguinea
USDA Symbol: ECSA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The graceful purple coneflower has an unbranched stem that grows to 3 feet tall. Leaves are alternate and usually near the base, 4–10 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Upper leaves have long hairs. There is 1 flower head to each stem, with 10–20 ray flowers, often conspicuously drooping, rose-pink to pale purple, as much as 2 inches long and 1/8–1/4 inch wide. The center is cone-shaped, 1 inch in diameter, and 1/4–3/4 inch high, purplish–brown on the outside ring and greenish in the center.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: 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:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1067
Collected 2011-07-17 in Morris County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2012-06-19
Research By: TWC Staff