Plant Profiles

Smooth Coneflower

Common Name: Smooth Coneflower

Scientific Name: Echinacea laevigata

Origin: Piedmont region of Southeast United States

Family: Asteraceae

Bloom time: May - July

This federally endangered prairie species is found in only two counties of Georgia. The Garden partners with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and other members of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance to monitor and maintain this species on the Chattahoochee National Forest.