Echinacea

Scientific Name: 
Echinacea angustifolia/purpurea
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
North America
Plant Description: 
Unbranched stems terminating in a flower that has a red/yellow spiny center surrounded with pink or purple petals. Blooms in late spring to mid summer.
Plant Height: 
50cms
Plant Width: 
30cms
Plant Use: 
Beverage
Medicinal
Harvest Period: 
Autumn
Of Interest: 
Good for preventing and fighting infection, particularly cold, flu, and upper respiratory tract infections; contains a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Brew fresh leaves into a tea.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Cool
Arid
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Deciduous

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