Fun Facts

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The Japanese beetle is the only major pest or disease the purple coneflower has difficulty with.

·     Purple coneflowers are the primary ingredient used in herbal teas designed to strengthen the immune system.  Today there are more than 200 medicines derived from Echinacea purpurea extract.

·     The thin stem of this plant actually is covered with coarse hairs.

·     This plant was nicknamed the “Thirst Plant” by pioneers because its roots produce a salty taste when consumed.  Eating the purple coneflower’s roots helped reduce a person’s thirst when water was scarce.

·     Echinacea purpurea is a deer-resistant plant.

·     The purple coneflower is one of the most decorated and ornamental plants in today’s gardens.  

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