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Alkali Black Sampson

Black Sampson


Sunflower Family : Asteraceae

Latin Name : Echinacea angustifolia
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – poor

Remarks :
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.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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