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Echinacea laevigata (Smooth purple coneflower)
Cressler, Alan

Echinacea laevigata

Echinacea laevigata (C.L. Boynt. & Beadle) S.F. Blake

Smooth Purple Coneflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Echinacea purpurea var. laevigata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3-1/2 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: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , GA , NC , PA , SC , VA

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q293
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (GA, MD, NC, PA, SC, VA)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

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

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


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

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