Mystery plant 081

This wildflower is native to central and eastern portions of North America. When you recognize it, leave a comment with its common name, scientific name and a story about your connection with it.

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Leaves in spring

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Leaves and flower bud

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Flower bud, stem and leaf arrangement

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Opening flower bud

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Flower

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Plants in bloom

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Seed head in late winter

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).

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9 Responses to Mystery plant 081

  1. Eva Montanez says:

    echinacae or cone flower. I grow a variety called Sunset.

  2. lorelei burcroff says:

    I think it’s yellow coneflower?

  3. Val says:

    Echinacea purpurea

  4. Joyce Hochsprung says:

    echinacea purpurea, purple coneflower

  5. Pam says:

    I love to see the groups of goldfinches feeding on the seedheads of coneflowers this time of year!

  6. Carole says:

    Fun to see I was right. Thanks for a good challenge

  7. Dave says:

    Definitely purple coneflower

  8. Angelyn says:

    Yes, this is Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). It’s such a popular plant that many varieties have been developed and enjoyed by gardeners.

  9. Vic Lea says:

    Purple coneflower
    We had them in one of our pastures on our ranch in southern Iowa about 40 years ago. It wasn’t until many years later that I learned how healthful they are.

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