Echinacea angustifolia, Narrow-leaved Coneflower
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Fanning out from the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, westward, toward the Dakotas, you'll find Minnesota's only native Echinacea -Narrow-leaved Coneflower. Any of the others, often presented as a stand-in for native plants generally, are either more western or more eastern species. Minnesota's unique position at the intersection of three major North American biomes might be responsible for some of this, but I digress. Plant our native Echinacea with Little Bluestem, Side Oats Grama, Prairie Dropseed, White Wild Indigo, Hoary Vervain, Sky Blue Aster, Butterflyweed, and more.
Blooms: pale pink-purple, June to August
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Conditions: sun to pt sun, medium to dry soils