Also known as the coneflower, this flowering plant with its beautiful petals is indigenous to North America. Popular in Europe, it is cultivated throughout the continent. The name is derived from the ancient Greek word for sea urchin, due to the striking spiny leaves at the plant's center.

Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea


Plant family Daisy (asteraceae)
Flowering season July to September
Harvest July to September – while flowering
Origin North America
Vegetation Dry, sunny areas


A medicinal herb used by Native Americans

Long ago, the Native Americans discovered and harnessed the healing powers of echinacea. It acts as a disinfectant and strengthens the immune system. 

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