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Image ID: 2009/oth18
Upright Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)
Other common names: Long-Headed Coneflower, Mexican Hat, Thimbleflower
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 1.5 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 2 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 8 parts
Location: Kane Woods
Notes: Gray to brown, very elongated central disk is unique.
- Prairie Coneflower
These two are distinguished by the height of their central disk, which is over an inch high in the upright version.