Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
The Purple Coneflower could easily be mistaken for a wilted daisy. The petals of the flower droop around the heavy, unleaved stem, making it look like a wilted flower. They grow in large open meadows and prairies in the Mid-West and South Eastern United States from Iowa South to Texas and east to Georgia.

The Purple Coneflower, a member of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae), is a nectar source for many butterflys including Fritillaries, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, and Hairstreaks.

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