Echinacea purpurea

Native to North America

STATE DISTRIBUTION (USDA): AL, AR, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

CANADIAN DISTRIBUTION: ON, QC

Purple Coneflower Identification and Relationship with Birds

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 ÔÇô 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.

Birds Most Commonly Attracted to Purple Coneflower

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