Ratibida columnifera

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Scientific Name Ratibida columnifera USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Widespread in Texas, all types of soils, especially in dry, limey soils along roadsides in Central Texas.
Plant: Bushy perennial 1 to 4 feet tall.
Leaves: Leaves 1 to 6 inches long, deeply pinnately-divided into 5 to 13 linear lobes.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads with 4 to 12 drooping ray flowers (petals), yellow or yellow and red-brown; central green column protrudes 1/2 to 2 inches above the petals with many brown disk florets.
References: Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Texas Status

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