Echinacea purpurea. Perennial in zones 3-10.
North American native prairie wildflower with pretty purple daisy-like flowers that reach 3” across. Begins blooming in second year. Once common in the wild, but now mainly grown under cultivation with many varieties developed for ornamental purposes. This strain was sourced from a wild population and has been stewarded by Strictly Medicinal Seeds in Williams, Oregon, to maintain its wild character and therefore, reportedly more of the complex medicinal compounds. All parts of the plant are used as an immune-stimulant. Aka, Purple Coneflower.