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Echinacea atrorubens (Topeka purple coneflower)
Johnson, Johnny L.

Echinacea atrorubens

Echinacea atrorubens Nutt.

Topeka Purple Coneflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ECAT

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

From the Image Gallery

5 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
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: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Usually purple, rarely pink or white.

Distribution

USA: KS , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 Bank

LBJWC-1185 Collected 2008-07-31 in Fayette County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

From the Archive

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-12-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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