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Friday - July 01, 2005

From: Gallatin, TN
Region: Southeast
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Smarty Plants on Echinacea paradoxa
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

What kind of habitat (soil, sun, water etc) does Echinacea paradoxa like to live in?

ANSWER:

You can read about the Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa) in the Native Plants Database. Select "Growing Conditions" from the menu at the top of the page to learn some of the information you are looking for. The Missouri Botanical Garden database and Dave's Garden web page have additional information.
 

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