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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.
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: 
2003 May 23 to 2003 Aug 282004 May 25 to 2004 Aug 132004 Sep 10 to 2004 Nov 122005 Jun 3 to 2005 Nov 222006 Jun 1 to 2006 Aug 72007 May 29 to 2007 Aug 22008 May 28 to 2008 Aug 82009 May 29 to 2009 Sep 12010 May 24 to 2010 Sep 12011 Jun 7 to 2011 Jul 152012 May 24 to 2012 Jul 202013 May 31 to 2013 Aug 212014 Jun 5 to 2014 Jul 172015 Jun 5 to 2015 Aug 212016 Jun 10
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