Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Grey-headed Coneflower, Globular Prairie Coneflower
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_r_pinnata_grey_21
Large flowers with drooping yellow rays around elongated grayish cones, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_r_pinnata_jeff_3
June Floyd County GA
Plants 3-5' tall, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_ratibida_pinnata_c
Cones turn brown as the flowers age, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Habitat: Prairie-like glades and oak savannas over gabbro (usually in Iredell soils) or calcareous rocks, cedar glades, calcareous (black belt or chalk) prairies, disturbed areas (often planted in 'wildflower mixes' and naturalized from cultivation), per Weakley's Flora
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Simple: pinnatifid to pinnately divided into 3-7 segments
Leaves have petioles.
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p163
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p374
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p122
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p319
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p369
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p190