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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angustifolia, there is considerable overlap in the chemical constituents of the three purple cone-flower species from which echinacea is derived, says Benjamin Kligler of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
hirta sport golden yellow blooms, purple cone-flower (Echinacea purpurea) has white or pink flowers, and the blooms of Shasta daisy are snowy white.
Late-summer- and autumn-blooming plants such as aster, Rudbeckia, and purple cone-flower can be divided in late fall or spring.