Echinacea laevigata (C.L.Boynton & Beadle) S.F. Blake

Smooth Purple Coneflower

Family: Compositae

Genus: Echinacea

Category: Perennial

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Smooth leaves, not hairy, otherwise similar to Echinacea purpurea.

Pale pink flowers with deep purple centers from June to October.

Endangered species.


Published in J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 19: 273 in 1929.

Basionym is Brauneria laevigata C.L.Boynton & Beadle

Native to the southeastern US.

Found near Seneca, SC.

Reveal (2009) lists Catesby's Natural History Volume II Plate 59 as E. laevigata.


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