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