Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved coneflower)
Narrow-leaved Coneflower Description:
Echinacea angustifolia, also known as narrow-leaved coneflower or purple coneflower, is a perennial herb that belongs to the daisy family (Asteraceae). It is native to North America and is found in the western United States, from Montana and North Dakota down to New Mexico and Texas.
Echinacea angustifolia grows up to 2 feet tall and has narrow leaves that can be up to 20 cm long. Its flowers are typically pale purple, but can also be pink or white, and have a characteristic cone-shaped center that is surrounded by ray-like petals. The flowers bloom in mid-summer and attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
This plant has a long history of traditional use by Native Americans for various medicinal purposes, and is still used today as a natural remedy to support immune function, reduce inflammation, and alleviate symptoms of the common cold, flu, and other respiratory infections. It is also used topically to support skin health and alleviate skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Overall, Echinacea angustifolia is a beautiful and beneficial plant that has a valuable place in traditional and natural medicine.
It is native to North America and is found in the western United States, from Montana and North Dakota down to New Mexico and Texas. In Minnesota, it is found primarily in the Western portions of the state.
Standard Plant Information:
Plant Height: 1' - 2'
Bloom Time: June - October
Preferred Habitat: Does well in full sun and is often found in dry prairies.