Genus: Echinacea Moench

Family: Asteraceae
Common names: echinacea, purple-coneflower
Genus number: 4094
Last updated: 08-Mar-2012
Accession Count: 223 (205 active, 165 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Binns, S. E. et al. 2002. A taxonomic revision of Echinacea (Asteraceae: Heliantheae). Syst. Bot. 27:610-632.
  • Kim, D. H. et al. 2004. Genetic diversity of Echinacea species based upon amplified fragment length polymorphism markers. (Genome) 47:102-111.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Echinacea
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 26 June 2019.