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

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