Another show from our July 3rd tour at Oberlin College in Ohio, near my hometown of New London. A lovely collection of Echinacea (Purple Coneflower).

Oberlin College Visit - Echinacea with bees

Oberlin College Visit - Echinacea

See all the photos from our trip to Oberlin College in this Flickr Set


“Echinacea /ˌɛkɨˈnʃə/[1] is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The nine species it contains are commonly called coneflowers. They are endemic to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dryprairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (echino), meaning “sea urchin,” due to the spiny central disk. Some species are used in herbal medicines and some are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. A few species are of conservation concern.”