photo cred: my sister Ms. Anne Latham
Echinacea purpurea more commonly known as the purple coneflower grows 2-3 feet tall. Bristle tips of flower tips is orange. Delicious fragrance of honey. Leaves are oval and coarsely toothed. Rays from purple to white (White Swan) drooping. Bees and butterflies go absolutely mad over this plant.
Usefulness in harvesting: A healing plant; maybe a natural mordant for dyes? (contains Iron)
Echinacea is commonly referred to as the natural antibiotic and commonly used to fight infection caused by common colds and flu. Echinacea purpurea is best known for its ability to kick-start the immune system, stimulating the production of white blood cells. Echinacea contains iron, iodine, copper, potassium, sulphur, and Vitamins A, E and C. # Echinacia in tea.#
Type: Fuji Veliva 100