Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea

This flower was found at Antrim Park in the middle of a field with dry soil.

It is on page 382 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name Purple Coneflower. Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea.

Corolla: 5 fused petals.

Calyx: 5 separate of sepals.

Adroecium: 5 separate stamens.

Gynoecium type: syncarpous (and # of carpels = 2)

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous_

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular).

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