Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2296

Forb
Perennial

Native: Western US
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, introduced from further west

Look for it in dry disturbed areas, established around nurseries or plantings, waste areas near wool-combing mills, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple: Divided
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow marked with brownish-red
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ratibida columnifera   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ratibida columnifera   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ratibida columnaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Mexican Hat, Columnar Prairie Coneflower, Upright Coneflower, Long-headed Coneflower