seeds of Echinacea pallida, Purple Cone Flower

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Echinacea pallida, also called the pale purple-cone flower, is an herbaceous plant species of the family Asteraceae. The plant’s synonyms include Rudebeckia pallida and Brouneria pallida. The plant has its origins in the United States. Echinacea pallida is indigenous to the South-eastern Great Plains, The Mississippi Valley and areas close to Lake Michigan region. The successful introduction of the plant to new climes has a led to a wider distribution in the United States and Canada. Echinacea pallida can grow to a height of 45 to 75 cm. The plant has either one unbranched stem or multiple stems that have green or purple blotches. Roots are of the taproot variety and attain their widest girth midway into the ground. Leaves are either linear-lanceolate or elongated lanceolate while flower head rays are drooping, narrow, and 2.5 to 7.6 cm long. Florets have a colouration that hovers between white and pale rose-purple. Fruits, on the other hand, are angular and take the form of tan or bi-coloured cypselae. Echinacea pallida is a remarkable ornamental plant that owes much of its value to its bright, beautiful florets. One can, therefore, count on the plant being a reliable addition to gardens, parks, and other pristine landscapes. The florets attract many butterflies which has the consequence of heightening the ornamental effect. An additional beneficial quality of the florets is that they last a long time. The plant is also notable for being a reliable source of herbal remedies. Echinacea pallida is a hassle-free plant to grow given it has minimal growth requirements and is resistant to most pests and diseases. One can increase the number of flowers produced by cutting back the stems and removing withering blooms. The plant prefers moderately moist, well-drained soils that are rich in nutrients. Additionally, the plant prospers under direct sunlight.
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