Echinacea tennesseensis (Beadle) Small
Tennessee purple coneflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Echinacea angustifolia var. tennesseensis
USDA Symbol: ECTE3
One of the nations rarest wildflowers, it was the second plant listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in June 1979 (USFWS 1989).
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: 1.5 to 2 feet tall, spreading 1 to 1.5 feet.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Native Distribution: Endemic to the Nashville, TN area.
Native Habitat: Occurs in limestone soils in cedar glade habitat.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
BenefitUse Ornamental: Makes a good cut flower. also used in dried floral arrangements.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Echinacea tennesseensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinacea tennesseensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinacea tennesseensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-08-02
Research By: DEW