They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (echinos), meaning "sea urchin," due to the spiny central disk. Some species are used in herbal medicines and some are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. A few species are of conservation concern.
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Wow, talk about a genus of plants with a bunch of new varieties.ReplyDelete
An interesting flower! Have a great, sunny weekend!ReplyDelete
What beautiful flowers !! I love this color !!ReplyDelete
What would be do without echinacea? Not only is it a beautiful flower, but so good for our health! Thanks for hosting:)ReplyDelete
For me spring comes first! I see you have autumn already. Groetjes HettyReplyDelete
the yellow of late summer -- I want to wait a bit for that :-)ReplyDelete
thanks for hosting and allowing us to see the flowers of fellow meme members.
I like the vivid color of the flower.ReplyDelete
I have a bunch of the native ones (the purple-pink ones), but all those new colors like yellow are so tempting. They'd add all sorts of color to the garden.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting the flower meme! I love this golden color.ReplyDelete
I like Echinacea, I have one in pink.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend, Nick!
Heisann.... Flowers from Cuba is my topic for this Friday... have a nice weekend ;:OD)ReplyDelete
i love the Echinacea in all colors and like the healing touch and power of this plant.
Best regards, Synnöve
Such a lovely way to start my day. Thank you Nick, it is beautiful flower and photo.ReplyDelete
Hello, I'm the first time at your linkparty. Echinacea ist one of my favourite perennials of the season - I have got a lot of them in my garden. I will show them later in the year! Thank you for showing - greetings form Marion.ReplyDelete
thanks for hosting!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Nick, gorgeous yellow. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Cool coneflowers! The buds are neat with their pointy petals, too.ReplyDelete
Lovely bloom. I have the Echinacea purpurea ”Magnus” growing in my garden.ReplyDelete
I know them in different colors.. pink, yellow.. they are so beautyful and healthy!!ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend, Nick!
These are one of my favorite flowers ever and your photo is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Wish you a perfect weekend, Nick.
Such beautiful details Nick!ReplyDelete
echinacea, a highlight in the garden! The sunny yellow is gorgeous, even a very powerful medical plant.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing. Have a sunny week !