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Echinacea Regeneration Thumbnails

           These thumbs show that Echinacea angustifolia will regenerate root growth from the point the root is broken off at.  Echinacea angustifolia roots have a stronger characteristic toward regeneration when harvested during the winter and early spring before bloom stage.  If harvested correctly, roots will become available for re-harvest in as little as two years.  Most roots regenerate two or three shoots, which produces a larger subsequent yield than at initial harvest.  For us, the use of conventional pesticides and livestock overgrazing seem to have more of a detrimental impact on plant populations than responsible harvesting. 

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This is a snapshot of five pounds of roots, which will fill a box measuring 14" x 11" x 7".

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