columnar coneflower, more...
[Lepachys columnaris (Pursh) Torr. & A.Gray, more]
Etymology: Ratibida: Rathibida, the Dacian name of some aster-like plant, recorded by Dioscorides
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; stems clustered, leafy to above the middle; taprooted
Flowers: head 2"-3 " tall; brown disk very tall and narrow, drooping rays yellow or orange/brown Fruits: dry seed with no fluffy pappus
Habitat: dry; prairies
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive