Echinacea paradoxa (J.B.S. Norton) Britton
Yellow Coneflower, Yellow Echinacea
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: ECPA2
The yellow rays are strongly downturned and the disk is dark brown. The 2-3 ft. flower stalks are sturdy and straight, with solitary terminal flowers, and are smooth or slightly hairy. The basal leaves are long and slender or very narrowly lanceolate.
A similar species, Echinacea atrorubens, occurs in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AR , MO , OK , TX
Native Distribution: S.c. MO & n.c. AR
Native Habitat: Prairies; glades; limestone slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Average, slightly basic soils.
Conditions Comments: The similar Echinacea atrorubens occurs in KS, OK & TX.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 1294 - The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Echinacea paradoxa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinacea paradoxa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinacea paradoxa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-05-04
Research By: TWC Staff