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Echinacea angustifolia var. angustifolia (Blacksamson echinacea)
Cliffe, Harry

Echinacea angustifolia var. angustifolia

Echinacea angustifolia DC. var. angustifolia

Blacksamson Echinacea

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Brauneria angustifolia, Echinacea pallida var. angustifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Inflorescence: Terminal
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: White ray petals, with pinkish or purplish bases


USA: CO , DC , IA , KS , LA , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY
Canada: MB , SK

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Echinacea angustifolia var. angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinacea angustifolia var. angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinacea angustifolia var. angustifolia


Record Modified: 2010-02-03
Research By: DEW

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