Purple Cone Flower - Echinacea purpurea is a native prairie wildflower (native to the Eastern half of the lower 48 states). It is regularly found in gardens due to it's bold appearance and it attracts a wide variety of butterflies.
The flower is regularly used to make a herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system. An extract can be found in liquid and tablet form in many health food stores.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.