I recently bought a plant that didn't list its name. I'd like to know what it is, since I've searched online but couldn't find anything.

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    The leaves alone are probably not enough to identify the plant. You may need to let us know where it was found. If you have seen it flower, a description would be very helpful. Based solely on the leaves, I would wildly guess either Rudbeckia or Echinacea. May 5, 2014 at 2:37
  • Yup, Rudbeckia was my first impression...
    – stormy
    May 6, 2014 at 22:31

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It's an Echinacea - purple coneflower. E. purpurea is the most commonly planted species of Echinacea.


I agree with Eric's comment - it reminds me strongly of Rudbeckia, but until it does something else, i.e., flower, its hard to be definite other than to say I'm 99% sure its some kind of herbaceous perennial.

  • I think it is a rudbeckia also. I have a variety that looks almost identical.
    – J. Musser
    May 16, 2014 at 21:35

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