Coneflower, Greyhead (Yellow)

Plant Height 2-4 Ft
Botanical Name Ratibida pinnata
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland - Disturbed
Bloom Period June-August
Flower Color Yellow
Pollinator Value Good


Prefers sunny to partial shade. Greyhead Coneflower is a native perennial wildflower distinguished by its bright yellow flowers with dramatically drooping petals. The center is globe-shaped and turns gray in color upon maturity. Coneflowers belong to a large family of plants known as the Asteraceae. The Asteraceae include dandelions, thistles, artichokes, daisies, and asters. It is also called Prairie Coneflower and is related to Mexican Hat and Yellow Coneflower. Grows on most soil types, but not in overly moist areas, to a height of 3-4 ft. It is a perennial plant that blooms from June to September.

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