cone·​flow·​er | \ ˈkōn-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce coneflower (audio) \

Definition of coneflower

: any of several composite plants (as of the genera Echinacea and Ratibida) having cone-shaped flower disks: such as
a : rudbeckia

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There were white roses and pink astilbe, blue bachelor buttons and red coneflowers, white lysimachia and purple limonium. Denise Coffey,, "NEPS Opens Full Service Florist Shop," 22 July 2019 Dakota skipper butterflies used to flutter above the tall grasses of the Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie in abundance, drinking from the many yellow coneflowers. Molly Korzenowski, Twin Cities, "Minnesota Zoo to release 400 endangered Dakota skipper butterflies," 6 July 2019 His displays include dahlias, cannas, calla lilies, oriental lilies, day lilies, hydrangeas, climbing hydrangeas, rhododendrons, pink, white, purple, roses, peonies, rudbeckias, coneflowers, clematis, lupines and many others., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 June 2019 The garden of milkweed, coneflowers and other wildflowers has to be weeded and watered. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Frustrated environmental-committee members resign. Now Hales Corners fruit and nut orchard is at risk," 18 June 2018 Transplant petunias, marigolds and perennial flowers such as astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia and verbena. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Want summer veggies? Get to work | The Sacramento Bee," 5 May 2018 While keeping non-native plants in the garden intact, the group added such native plants as clasping coneflowers, Texas red star hibiscus, blue-eyed grass and Louisiana irises. Kendra Parks,, "Master gardeners celebrate the tricentennial and bring native plants back to New Orleans," 24 May 2018 Other perennials to set out include verbena, coreopsis, coneflower and astilbe. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Want summer veggies? Get to work | The Sacramento Bee," 5 May 2018 Since volunteers began restoring the preserve about 40 years ago, visitors now can spot great St. John’s wort, bergamot, rattlesnake-master, coneflowers and blazing stars, among other plants and wildflowers, according to the preserve’s website. Genevieve Bookwalter,, "Miami Woods Forest Preserve celebrates 40 years of volunteer restoration," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of coneflower

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coneflower was circa 1818

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