Honey Bee Nectaring on Disc Flowers of Purple Cone Flower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple Cone Flower (Echinacea purpurea)

– Family: Daisy or Composite (Asteraceae)
– Type: Herbaceous perennial
– Native Range: Eastern North America
– Sun: Full sun to part shade
– Location: Arboretum, New Hanover County Center, Wilmington, NC
– Latitude: 34° 12′ 37.416″ N, Longitude: 77° 50′ 6.936″ W
– Forage: Primarily a pollen and some nectar