Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea
Native to USA
State distribution (USDA): AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
Herbaceous perennial ranging from 2 to 5 feet in height, Purple Coneflower blooms a distinct-looking flower with a prickly center disk and lavender rays from June to August. The Purple Coneflower will attract high numbers of insects, including butterflies – which will in turn attract insectivorous birds. The seeds of Purple Coneflower are a favorite of the American Goldfinch and are also consumed by a number of other birds.