Coneflower and bees

Today’s flower is obviously attractive to bees – this was taken in the beautiful double borders of Blickling Hall, Norfolk

echinacea

Echinacea purpurea (Eastern purple coneflower or Purple coneflower) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Echinacea. Its cone-shaped flowering heads are usually, but not always purple.

Echinacea comes from the Greek word for hedgehog ‘echinos’ which alludes to the prickly spines of the central cone.

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