- flowers and flowerbuds are edible raw.
- leaves and stems are edible raw.
- plant is suitable as a potherb.
- the variety in Quebec is Purple coneflower (Echinacea_purpurea).
- grows in areas ranging from moist woods to dry, rocky prairy areas.
- warning: not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders.
- warning: should not be consumed with drugs known to cause liver toxicity.