Prairie Coneflower (Ratabida pinnata)
Image ID: 2015/ph30Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Other common names: Gray-Headed Coneflower, Pinnate Prairie Coneflower
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 1.5 to 5 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 2 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 9 parts
Location: Panhandle Trail
Notes: Leaves are so deeply lobed that they at first appear to be divided.
More photos of this flower
- Upright Prairie Coneflower
These two are distinguished by the height of their central disk, which is over an inch high in the upright version.
The center disk of prairie is greenish or brown. The center of wingstem is yellow and conspicuously knobby.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!