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Purple Coneflower

Echinacea

Description:

Flower bud

Notes:

The roots contain the drug echinacea, and Native tribes used a decoction of the plant as a blood purifier, a wash for wounds, and a gargle for sore throat. It is still used today for various ills.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 1, 2012
Submitted on Jul 13, 2012

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