Friday, July 20, 2012


How I love Echinachea or Purple Coneflower!

Their orange center, firm like a hairbrush! (Their generic name is Sea Urchin in Greek)
Their bright purple petals!

Imagine them growing native in the prairies, that must be quite a sight.

Native Americans used them for wound washes and sore throats. 

Wikipedia says "Native Americans learned of E. angustifolia by observing elk seeking out the plants and consuming them when sick or wounded, and identified those plants as elk root."

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