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Upright Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)
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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: Youghiogheny River Trail
Notes: Gray to brown, very elongated central disk is unique.
More photos of this flower
- Prairie Coneflower
These two are distinguished by the height of their central disk, which is over an inch high in the upright version.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.