Today I’m featuring one of the wildflowers species that has been blooming at the local prairie meadow. The Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) is in full bloom right now, but I caught this flower in both the early bloom and full bloom stages. In this first image, the flower is beginning to show itself, but still young:
And in this second image, the ray florets show their trademarked notched ends and are hanging down in their normal pattern:
As you can see, the Pale Purple Coneflower is very pale in color … sometimes, the ray florets are so pale that they are considered “white”.