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Picture of Long-headed coneflower Plant press of Long-headed coneflower
Long-headed coneflower
Ratibida columnifera (Nutt.) Woot. & Standl.


Plant Description:

  • Stiff, hairy, upright, prairie flower that branches at the base, growing up to 70 cm tall
  • Basal leaves are highly dissected; no upper stem leaves
  • Yellow ray florets found on long stalks surrounding a very noticeable gray-brown cone; one flower per stem
  • Widespread throughout dry prairies
  • Found at Stops 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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