Echinacea purpurea

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusEchinacea
SpeciesEchinacea purpurea (L.) Moench
Common Nameeastern purple coneflower
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: Black ;
*Average C-Value: 3.1
C value 3
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Brauneria purpurea Brauneria purpurea (L.) Britt.
Echinacea purpurea var. arkansana Echinacea purpurea var. arkansana Steyerm.
Rudbeckia purpurea Rudbeckia purpurea L.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Jackson (KY), Lawrence (KY), Madison (KY), Menifee (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Wolfe (KY), Anderson (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Lewis (TN), McNairy (TN), Moore (TN), Perry (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Warren (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1894 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100234952 Menifee Kentucky 29 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2749
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234853 Estill Kentucky 04 Jul 1978 William H. Martin
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
N/A Menifee Kentucky 16 Jul 1989 Ross C. Clark
22262
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234895 Fleming Kentucky 21 Jun 2000 Kim Feeman
1176
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234960 Rockcastle Kentucky 28 Jun 1989 Ronald L. Jones
6119
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
N/A Menifee Kentucky 16 Jul 1989 R.C. Clark
22262
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234978 Rowan Kentucky 10 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2838
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234911 Jackson Kentucky 05 Jul 1989 Joe Abner
89-142
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100856085 Menifee Kentucky 15 Jul 1989 J. Regnier Getch
56
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234861 Estill Kentucky 09 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6921
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234945 Menifee Kentucky 24 Jul 1989 Carol Hanley
91
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234937 Lawrence Kentucky 04 Jul 2009 Romie Hughart
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234986 Rowan Kentucky 30 Jun 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6473
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234929 Jackson Kentucky 05 Jul 1989 Joe Abner
89-142
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100769304 Menifee Kentucky 16 Jul 1989 Ross C. Clark
22262
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100235017 Roane Tennessee 08 Jul 1978 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234903 Franklin Kentucky 28 Sep 1989 Ed Hartowicz
s.n.
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234994 Rowan Kentucky 10 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2838
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234846 Carter Kentucky 17 Jul 1940 Frank A. Gilbert
872
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234879 Fayette Kentucky 23 Jul 1931 E. J. Kinney
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234838 Carter Kentucky 17 Jul 1940 Frank A. Gilbert
872
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100779543 Menifee Kentucky 12 Jun 2017 Thomas McFadden
537
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100856093 Menifee Kentucky 16 Jul 1989 R.C. Clark
22262
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
BEREA007123 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Echinacea purpurea
ETSU005364 Carter Tennessee 28 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229102 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229021 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229005 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
31234100856077 Menifee Kentucky 15 Jul 1989 Nancy Coons
44
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
31234100234887 Fleming Kentucky 21 Jun 2000 Kim Feeman
1176
EKY
Echinacea purpurea
BEREA007124 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Echinacea purpurea
BEREA007122 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Echinacea purpurea
BEREA007121 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Echinacea purpurea
BEREA007125 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229029 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229020 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229023 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229008 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229012 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229026 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229010 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229014 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229027 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229101 Wolfe Kentucky
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229011 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229007 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229015 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229016 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229025 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229006 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229022 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229002 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229013 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229009 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229004 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
BEREA024491 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0090853 Estill Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0079254 Estill Kentucky 11 Jun 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229018 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229028 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229003 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229017 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229019 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
TENN-V-0229024 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0079258 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0026757 Trigg Kentucky 14 Jul 1965 William H. Ellis
00468
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0120079 Todd Kentucky 03 Jul 1977 Raymond Athey
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0079255 Estill Kentucky 11 Jun 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0079252 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0113160 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0090244 Perry Tennessee 31 Jul 1991 Carol Baskauf with Steve Baskauf
f.n.
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0118834 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0120077 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0076443 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0120076 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0079253 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0032883 Cheatham Tennessee 18 Mar 2011 Clea Klagstad, Terry Hopkins, Dawn York
97
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0120078 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
APSC0090852 Estill Kentucky
APSC
Echinacea purpurea
HTTU003028 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Echinacea purpurea
MTSU021546 Coffee Tennessee 23 Jun 1975 T. Hemmerly
MTSU
Echinacea purpurea
MTSU021543 Rutherford Tennessee 23 Jun 1975 T. Hemmerly
MTSU
Echinacea purpurea
N/A Cocke Tennessee 02 Sep 1897 Thos H. Kearney
787
UCHT
Echinacea purpurea
UCHT029058 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Echinacea purpurea
N/A Franklin Tennessee A. Ruth
646
UCHT
Echinacea purpurea
UOS00813 Franklin Tennessee 02 Jul 1998 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91540 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91548 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
HTTU003779 Davidson Tennessee
HTTU
Echinacea purpurea
MTSU021544 Moore Tennessee 05 Apr 2003 Christopher G. Meyer
3
MTSU
Echinacea purpurea
MTSU021545 Coffee Tennessee 23 Jun 1975 T. Hemmerly
MTSU
Echinacea purpurea
N/A Tennessee 21 Jul 1894 Thos H. Kearney
UCHT
Echinacea purpurea
N/A Franklin Tennessee 21 Jul 1897 H. Eggert
UCHT
Echinacea purpurea
UCHT029059 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Echinacea purpurea
N/A Tennessee 27 Jun 1938 A. J. Sharp
UCHT
Echinacea purpurea
UOS00809 Franklin Tennessee 21 Jul 1964 S.E. Trepanier
UOS
Echinacea purpurea
UOS00810 Franklin Tennessee 10 Jun 1962 Virginia L. Magee
UOS
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91552 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91554 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91553 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91544 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91538 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91545 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91550 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91546 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91556 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91543 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91539 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91547 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91551 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91555 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91549 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91542 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
BRIT91541 Tennessee
VDB
Echinacea purpurea
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