Echinacea pallida Nutt.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Chiefly in disturbed sites: along railroads (and adjacent prairie), fields, rocky clearings, edge of a gravel pit (Beaver Island); native south and west of Michigan and first collected in 1886 in Keweenaw Co.

Our southwestern Michigan collections are from along railroad tracks and it is doubtful whether even they represent native stands. One of the best known populations in the state is in a clearing along the highway at the site of the old lumbering town of Kenneth, northwest of Moran in Mackinac Co., where there are thousands of plants blooming in July. The rays in this species are paler than in E. purpurea, and at maturity are decidedly drooping.


Berrien County
Branch County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Emmet County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
Lenawee County
Mackinac County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 27, 2021.