Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Echinacea||From the Greek word echinos (Εχίνος),
”hedgehog,” because the central disk flower has the spiny look of a hedgehog|
|Species||purpurea||“Purple,” although this cultivar is white|
About plant names...
This coneflower cultivar is not found in the wild. All coneflowers are popular with butterflies.
Identification: These white coneflowers look a lot like
daisies. They reach heights of 3′ (1 m), and are bred for their scent, which is lacking from most
coneflowers. Flowers are white, with dome-shaped yellow centers, 1-1½″ (2.5-3.8 cm) in diameter.
White Flower Farm
in Paghat's Garden
The Missouri Botanical Garden
Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
Range: Zones 3-9:
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