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This easy-to-grow, popular North American native bears striking, rich rosy-pink, daisy-like flowers in summer that attract butterflies. Plants are heat- and drought-tolerant, and blooms are used for cut- and dried-flower arrangements. The drug Echinacea, used to boost the immune system, comes from this genus.
“Echinacea is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. The Echinacea genus has nine species, which are commonly called purple coneflowers. They are found mainly in eastern and central North America, growing in moist to dry prairies, and in open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer.” – Wikipedia
Herb: Cilantro, Mexican Coriander$5.50
Coriander grows wild over a wide area of Western Asia and southern Europe. It was brought to the British colonies in North America in 1670, and was one of the first spices cultivated by early settlers.
The ground seeds are the spice we know as Coriander.
The leaves from Coriander are called “Cilantro” in North America.
Orach: Taos Mountain Spinach$5.50
An orach or “mountain spinach” collected at Chamisal, near Taos NM at 7500 feet.