12 Colorful Pictures of Coneflowers in Bloom
These vibrant flowers are a staple in many gardens! Appreciate their beauty with a healthy garden of lovely pictures of coneflowers.
Monarch Butterfly on Coneflowers
Reader George Kurzik snapped pictures of coneflowers with a monarch butterfly sipping nectar.
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Pictures of Coneflowers in a Butterfly Garden
“I often drive out to Crosswinds Marsh to take pictures, and one of the attractions is a small butterfly garden. It is filled with Echinacea and black-eyed Susans. I found this exquisite bloom towards the end of July. I love the perfect formation and the slight swirl of the petals,” says Deborah Engle.
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Favorite Nectar Source
“Every summer I look forward to the blooming of my coneflowers and what they will attract. I love that many different butterflies come to feed, and this one was a pleasure to watch go from bloom to bloom,” says Ingrid Ehrensbeck.
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Pretty Pictures of Pink Coneflowers
“I fell in love with coneflowers probably 10 years ago, when a coworker took me to see her gardens on our lunch break. I was around 20 years old at the time, and I decided that when I was older, I wanted to have a garden full of coneflowers. Fast forward, I’m married and we finally have the amazing coneflower garden I always dreamed of. I found this variety called “Raspberry Truffle,” and I have fallen in love with it. I never thought I would have a favorite coneflower, but this has quickly become No. 1 on my list,” says Shauni Snead.
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Frog on a Coneflower Bloom
“I love gardening and photography, and one summer morning I saw this tree frog posing so nicely for me on one of my coneflowers. I used my camera to get this shot, and I chose it because I had never seen such a little frog on one of my blooms. It was so unique. I took this photo in my yard in Tennessee,” says Kathy Townsend.
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A Morning Visitor
“I took this photo in Memphis, Tennessee. I was photographing hummingbirds when this gulf fritillary landed on a Tomato Soup coneflower in our native pollinator garden,” says Dr. David Sloas.
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Western Tiger Swallowtail on Coneflower
“In the beautiful gardens of the state park I was visiting this summer I spotted this beautiful western tiger swallowtail butterfly. I took this picture with my digital camera. I really love the combination of flowers and the color of the yellow butterfly. It represents summertime perfectly,” says Debra Senechal.
A Uniquely Posed Monarch
“I have several gardens on our property and love to try and capture the butterflies as they come thorough every summer. Last summer I took several monarch butterfly photos, but this one was by far my favorite,” says Elisa Shaw.
Summer Pictures of a Red Coneflower
“I have a large flowerbed on our front walk that is filled with several perennials in a rainbow of hues. This coneflower was looking so fabulous on one July morning that I used my micro/macro lens to snap a few shots. One thing I really enjoy about Echinacea is how long they bloom and add color. I leave the blooms on this bed through winter for the birds and even have some toads that seem to burrow in as it turns to fall,” says Lynice Anderson.
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Gorgeous Goldfinch and Coneflowers
“Goldfinches and coneflowers are a match made in heaven. Whenever I see a planting of Echinacea, I always hang around for a few minutes. I never have to wait long for a goldfinch to appear!” says Corrie Carswell.
Hummingbird Perching on a Coneflower
“I was taking pictures in my garden in Flagstaff, Arizona, when I saw this hummingbird sitting on an Echinacea bloom. As I watched, he flew back and forth between a nearby sugar water feeder he was defending from other hummingbirds. There, he would sit and survey his territory. I have always taken great pride in creating habitat gardens, so it made me smile to see this hummingbird enjoying it so much,” says Pam Koch.
“This tiger swallowtail butterfly was being chased by a bee while feeding on a purple coneflower. I captured this photo in my North Dakota garden; It surprised me to learn that bees chase butterflies!” says Emily Schmit.