any of several genera (esp. Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and Echinacea) of showy plants of the composite family, having cone-shaped receptacles, as the black-eyed Susan
Any of various North American plants of the genera Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and Echinacea in the composite family, having disk flowers on a cone-shaped central receptacle usually surrounded by colorful ray flowers.
- Several different varieties of Echinacea may be available form garden supply shops where you live, but if you want to devote a mass planting area to the lovely coneflower, you might need a mail order or Internet source.
- A member of the daisy family, there are nine varieties of echinacea and they are often collectively known by their common name, purple coneflower.
- Herbal remedies: Taking coneflower (Echinacea spp.) or goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis).