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Narrow-leaved Coneflower

Echinacea angustifolia
In 1805 Lewis & Clark sent Jefferson specimens of this plant from Fort Mandan. They referred to it as 'Mad Dog Plant' in their packing list and stated that it is "highly prized by the natives as an efficacious remedy in the cases of the bite of the rattle snake or mad dog."Like its broad-leaved cousin, Purple Coneflower (E. purpurea), which was introduced into Europe by 1699, E. angustifolia is native to the Midwestern United States from Minnesota to Texas. The Latin name, echinos, meaning hedge-hog, refers to the bristly cone of disk florets in the center of the large composite flower.
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Growth Type: 
Perennial
Color(s): 
Purple
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn Flower Walk
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
May 23, 2003 to August 28, 2003May 25, 2004 to August 13, 2004September 10, 2004 to November 12, 2004June 3, 2005 to November 22, 2005June 1, 2006 to August 7, 2006May 29, 2007 to August 2, 2007May 28, 2008 to August 8, 2008May 29, 2009 to September 1, 2009May 24, 2010 to September 1, 2010June 7, 2011 to July 15, 2011May 24, 2012 to July 20, 2012May 31, 2013 to August 21, 2013June 5, 2014 to July 17, 2014June 5, 2015 to August 21, 2015June 10, 2016 to August 5, 2016May 31, 2018 to August 17, 2018May 27, 2019

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