Echinacea atrorubens Nutt.
Topeka Purple Coneflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: ECAT
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Blooms rarely pink or white.
DistributionUSA: KS , OK , TX
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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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
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1185 Collected 2008-07-31 in Fayette County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Echinacea atrorubens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinacea atrorubens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinacea atrorubens
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-04-05
Research By: TWC Staff