Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower
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Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower flower picture Echinaceaparadoxa picture, yellow coneflower picture Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower and Echinacea simulata glade coneflower Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly on Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly on Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower Sun June Yellow 20 to 36 Inches Dry to Average 12 to 24 Inches Perennial

 additional  yellow coneflower photo  click photos for larger images Echinacea paradoxa Photos by cj

Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower potted plants (available soon) $5.00 plus Boxing/Shipping 
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Attractive color combination when planted with Glade Coneflower (Echinacea simulata)

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Echinacea paradoxa seed
  Yellow coneflower seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet - 

200 22 sq ft

1 ounce -  

 5,380 260 sq ft

1 pound -

86,080 4,160 sq ft

Echinacea paradoxa, yellow coneflower or Bush's Purple coneflower, resembles Pale Purple Coneflower but has yellow petals. The pretty blossoms of Yellow Coneflower consist of yellow daisy-like petals surrounding a brown bristly center.  A deep taproot allows Echinacea paradoxa to survive in very dry conditions like the Ozark glades but it is also happy in humus-rich garden soil and full sun.  Yellow Coneflower is visited by nectar seeking butterflies in June and small seed eating birds in the fall.  Typically, paradoxa is seen blooming naturally on limestone glades in the Ozarks.  Echinacea paradoxa is very attractive planted individually or as a mass planting.  Like other coneflowers, Echinacea paradoxa coneflower often falls victim to unscrupulous root diggers who illegally harvest the roots for its medicinal uses.  Yellow Coneflower grow wild in the Ozarks in Missouri and Arkansas but will grow easily in other areas of the United States. 

Wild Echinacea paradoxa is sometimes confused with Ratibida pinnata (prairie coneflower, grayhead coneflower), they share the common name of Yellow Coneflower but are completely different plants.

Germination of Wild Echinacea paradoxa flower seed is improved after a pretreatment of 3 to 6  weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in fall/winter.

Native Yellow Coneflower is a pretty plant occurring naturally on bald knobs, dry glades, and prairies in Missouri and Arkansas.   Asteraceae (Aster Family)

The map below shows areas where native Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower flowers grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over most of the mid-western and eastern US.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

State Distributional Map for ECPAP

Echinacea paradoxa . var. paradoxa

Yellow Coneflower (Arkansas, Missouri)

This map only shows natural wild distribution
The plant is hardy and if planted will grow over most of the United States

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Echinacea paradoxa, yellow coneflower plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.