100 Black Samson Echinacea angustifolia Seeds
Narrow Leaf Purple Coneflower, petals are light purple to pink and with short and wide petals. the Black Samson is adapted to the northwestern Great Plains in lighter soils and dry climates. This perennial flower blooms mid-summer.
Other common name, "Blacksampson Echinacea".
Echinacea is from the Greek word "hedgehog",
a reference to the spiny bracts of the disk flowers.
Flowers May to September. Adapted to dry soils
of open, rocky prairies. The taproot can go down
five to eight feet, allowing it to survive periods of
extended drought. The root of this plant contains
pain-reducing compounds, chewing a small portion
will numb the tongue. Native Americans used this
plant to treat toothaches, sore throats, mumps, and
burns. Black sampson was also used for treatment
of distemper in horses.
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