cone·​flow·​er | \ ˈkōn-ˌflau̇(-ə)r \

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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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 For late fall and into the winter add coneflower, mint marigold, fall aster, calendula, dianthus and alyssum. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Attracting and producing butterflies in your landscape," 6 Apr. 2018 Different ways species see an orange coneflower Photo: ©Dr. Edward Rothstein, WSJ, "‘Our Senses: An Immersive Experience’ Review: Opening the Narrow Doors of Perception," 18 Dec. 2017 And then there are the perennials: ferns, bee balm, coneflowers, hibiscus, black-eyed Susans. Shauna Steigerwald,, "Cool Home: Gardens and primitives in Georgetown," 13 Sep. 2017

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circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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