Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis)


Rare Echinacea, endangered in its natural habitat. Beautiful erect purple ray flowers in contrast to the more drooping or curled flowers of other Echinaceas. A favourite for bees and butterflies. Until 1968 this species was thought to be virtually extinct, at which time botanists and conservationists made a concerted effort to bring it back - which they did. (Seed contains some chaff.)