Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea
Plant Family: Aster family (Asteraceae)
Description: A popular perennial with purple petals around a domed spiny center. Commonly found in open woods and prairies. A highly attractive nectar source frequently visited by butterflies. A good choice for mid-season blooms.
Growing Conditions: Dry to well drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Bloom Time: Jun - Aug
Bloom Color: Purple
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Attracts a wide variety of pollinators including birds, butterflies, and bees.
Native Status: Widely distributed across US
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden