Okay, I know I have some readers who work for the State. I’m not asking you to out yourselves. I’m just asking you to ask around and find out two things.
1.) If Echinacea Tennesseensis is endangered and if it only grows in Davidson, Wilson, and Rutherford counties, should willing gardeners in Davidson, Wilson, and Rutherford counties plant it in our gardens to help keep it going?
2.) If so, where can we acquire seeds?
and maybe a 3.) I’m all excited about having a bunch of Echinacea in my garden, but should I be concerned about cross-pollination with e. tennesseensis in a way that would harmfully dilute the gene pool?