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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Ratibida pinnata   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ratibida pinnata   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Grey-headed Coneflower, Globular Prairie Coneflower


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image of Ratibida pinnata, Grey-headed Coneflower, Globular Prairie Coneflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rapi_001_lvd

        

image of Ratibida pinnata, Grey-headed Coneflower, Globular Prairie Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_pinnata_grey_21

June        

Large flowers with drooping yellow rays around elongated grayish cones, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

image of Ratibida pinnata, Grey-headed Coneflower, Globular Prairie Coneflower

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.

image of Ratibida pinnata, Grey-headed Coneflower, Globular Prairie Coneflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ratibida_pinnata_c

June        

Cones turn brown as the flowers age, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Ratibida pinnata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ratibida pinnata   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

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2805

Forb
Perennial

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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LEAVES:
Simple: pinnatifid to pinnately divided into 3-7 segments
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Grayish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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