Echinacea: Greek for hedgehog & purple-red (purpurea)
Purple Cone flower: Eastern Purple coneflower
Name in Latin: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Name in English: Aster, Daisy, Sunflower Family
Origin: Eastern North America
Growth Habit: herbaceous
Flower: Daisy like flower with prominent cone shaped centre. Individual flowers (florets) within the flower head are hermaphroditic.
Blooming Period: July - September
Leaf: Dark green petiolate basal leaves: ovate to ovate lanceolate . coarsely toothed.
Adds texture, particularly the cone centre: Used as whole flower but once petals wilt center is excellent and dries well.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 7-10 days
Amount of water: moderate
Special handling: Ethylene Sensitive
Extract of root used as herbal immune booster