Echinacea purpurea

(redirected from Purple cone flower)

Ech·i·na·ce·a pur·pur·ea

(ek'i-nā'shă pūr-pūr'ē-ă)
A species of plant in North America purported to heal infections and boost the body's immune system.

Echinacea purpurea

(pŭr-pūr′ēă, poor′)
A native American perennial herb (purple coneflower) of the family Compositae. Its root and leaf extracts are promoted both for their effects on wound healing and for their impact on the treatment and prevention of respiratory infections.
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For pure aesthetics, their plantings include rattle trap, wild ginger, wild geranium, Solomon's seal, rose mallow, cardinal flower, New England aster, wild oats, purple cone flower, stiff switch grass, wild petunia, little blue stem, downy skullcap, wild columbine and many other all-American beauties.
THE purple cone flower or echinacea has large, daisy-like flower heads with a central orange-brown cone.
Echinacea, also known as Echinacea purpurea or purple cone flower, is used to treat common colds, wounds and burns, urinary tract infections, and coughs and bronchitis, according to a physician pamphlet from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.