Echinacea sanguinea Nutt.
Sanguine Purple Coneflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Echinacea pallida var. sanguinea
USDA Symbol: ECSA
The graceful purple coneflower has an unbranched stem that grows to 3 feet tall. Leaves are alternate and usually near the base, 4-10 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Upper leaves have long hairs. There is 1 flower head to each stem, with 10-20 ray flowers, often conspicuously drooping, rose-pink to pale purple, as much as 2 inches long and 1/8-1/4 inch wide. The center is cone-shaped, 1 inch in diameter, and 1/4-3/4 inch high, purplish-brown on the outside ring and greenish in the center.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
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.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1067 Collected 2008-07-18 in Morris County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Echinacea sanguinea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinacea sanguinea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinacea sanguinea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-06-19
Research By: TWC Staff