Eastern Pink Coneflower )Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’)
Height: 2’ – 3’
Width: Approximately 3"
Prefers full sun to partial shade
Native to Ohio
Geography: Purple Coneflowers grow in the eastern United States. They’re found as far south as Georgia and as far west as Ohio
Blossom in mid to late summer
Attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Uses: Purple cone flowers are used to make herbal teas that are designed to strengthen the immune system, according to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Native Americans commonly used the purple cone flower for medicine. Today more than 200 medicines are made from purple Coneflower extract.
I am so intrigued with the intricate details of flowers. When you see them up close, you see that there is so much more going on then what you see while just walking down a path.
This photo was taken in South Russell, Ohio
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ-28
“Closeups in Nature” – September 2, 2010