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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Flowers
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Keywords:echinacea, field, herb, herbal, missouri, purple coneflower, spring, wildflowers
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Dimensions4100 x 2724
Original file size23 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-May-10 18:17
Date modified31-Dec-11 14:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makePENTAX
Camera modelPENTAX K-7
Focal length30.63 mm
Focal length (35mm)46 mm
Exposure1/160 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
MO-12 Missouri Wildflowers

MO-12 Missouri Wildflowers

Echinacea plant is named after the Greek word for ‘hedgehog’, ‘Echinos’, in reference to the shape of the sharp-pointed leaves. Echinacea is used for infectious disease recurrence due to a decrease in body defences and makes for an excellent immune system booster.
Echinacea was highly valued as a medicinal herb by Native Americans and early settlers in America, who used it for healing weeping wounds, boils and abscesses, and to treat snakebite. They also used it as a mouthwash, to make poultices and as a health promoting tea. In the Middle Ages, Echinacea was used as an aphrodisiac.
Today it has an extensively researched and confirmed reputation for enhancing immune function and is used as a preventative for colds and influenza. Echinacea is also considered to be useful in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections.