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Echinacea tennesseensis

Description: Rare Echinacea, endangered in its natural habitat. Beautiful erect purple ray flowers in contrast to the more drooping or curled flowers of other Echinaceas. A favourite for bees and butterflies. Until 1968 this species was thought to be virtually extinct, at which time botanists and conservationists made a concerted effort to bring it back - which they did. (Packets contain some chaff.)