Echinacea

Closeup of purple coneflowers, Echinacea purpurea. Crop of herbs. Medicinal plants concept. Floral background.

Echinacea purpurea

Synonyms:
Coneflower, Zi Zhu Hua
Echinacea_purpurea (Wikipedia)

Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea Grandview Prairie.jpg
At a prairie preserve in southwest Arkansas
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Echinacea
Species:
E. purpurea
Binomial name
Echinacea purpurea
Synonyms
  • Brauneria purpurea (L.) Britton
  • Echinacea intermedia Lindl. ex Paxton
  • Echinacea speciosa (Wender.) Paxton
  • Helichroa purpurea (L.) Raf.
  • Rudbeckia purpurea L.

Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflower, purple coneflower, hedgehog coneflower, or echinacea) is a North American species of flowering plant in the sunflower family. It is native to parts of eastern North America and present to some extent in the wild in much of the eastern, southeastern and midwestern United States as well as in the Canadian Province of Ontario. It is most common in the Ozarks and in the Mississippi/Ohio Valley. Its habitats include dry open woods, prairies and barrens.

Echinacea (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From scientific Latin Echinacea, from Ancient Greek ἐχῖνος (ekhînos, hedgehog) (because of the soft "spines" in the centre of the flower) +‎ -acea.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛkɪˈneɪsɪə/, /ˌɛkɪˈneɪʃɪə/, /ˌɛkɪˈneɪʃə/
  • (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˌɛkəˈneɪsɪə/, /ˌɛkəˈneɪʃɪə/, /ˌɛkəˈneɪʃə/

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃə

Noun

echinacea (countable and uncountable, plural echinaceas)

  1. (countable
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