Monday, October 1, 2018

Plants in Early American Gardens - Narrow-Leaved Coneflower

Narrow-leaved Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

Narrow-leaved Coneflower is a summer-blooming perennial bearing daisy-like, rosy-pink flowers with reflexed petals; attractive to butterflies. Like the common Purple Coneflower (E. purpurea), this species is native to the Midwestern U.S. Also known as "Mad Dog Plant" because the Plains Indians prized it as a remedy for rabid dog and rattlesnake bites, this species was likely included in an 1805 shipment of plants sent to Jefferson by the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Deer-resistant and drought-tolerant.

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Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello