Saturday, July 02, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Pink coneflower

Pink coneflower
Echinacea purpurea —cooloquially known as the eastern purple coneflower, purple coneflower, hedgehog coneflower, or echinacea— is a North American species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to parts of eastern North America and present to some extent in the wild in much of the eastern, southeastern and midwestern United States as well as in the Canadian Province of Ontario. Its habitats include dry open woods, prairies and barrens. 1

The plant grows to about 3 feet tall. Its single terminal blossom has 15 to 20 purplish, drooping ray flowers and a central disk comprising orange bracts. 2

Photo taken in the Trailhead Community Park of the East Decatur Greenway, in Decatur Georgia, USA, on 1 July 2022.


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