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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_raco7_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140603_390

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

This is being introduced into Tennessee by roadside wildflower planting, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm140603_390b

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Corollas of disc florets greenish yellow, often purplish distally, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140603_393

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm140603_399

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Leaves pinnatifid, lobes narrowly linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblong-ovate, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140726_159b

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaf lobes 1-16 mm wide, faces hirsute, gland-dotted, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140726_161

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Cypselae [the dry single-seeded fruit of some Aseraceae] oblong, black, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140726_163

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm140726_164167

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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Steve Marlow    snm_ratibida_macro5_033

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Ray florets 4-12, yellow, purplish-yellow or maroon, sometimes bicolor, per Flora of North America.

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Keith Bradley    kab_r_columnifera_3577

September    Brewster County    TX

Big Bend National Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_r_columnifera_3593

September    Brewster County    TX

Big Bend National Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_r_columnifera_3594

September    Brewster County    TX

Big Bend National Park