The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Echinacea, Coneflower

Latin Name:

Echinacea sp.

Plant Type:



Echinacea is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. It has ten species, which are commonly called coneflowers. They are found only in eastern and central North America, where they grow in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. While this species is safe to feed, do not confuse with the English Daisy, which contains saponins and should not be fed.