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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Purple Coneflower   Echinacea angustifolia    
Sunflower family — Asteraceae

Also known as:
Blacksamson, Black Sampson, Echinacea

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This showy perennial is found mostly in prairies of the Panhandle and in north-central Texas, but it is also common in gardens. Echinacea has been used for decades as an herbal remedy for various ailments. In some parts of the country, harvesting of roots from wild plants has driven echinacea to the brink of local extinction.

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Flowering Months: May, June

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