globular coneflower, more...
[Lepachys pinnata (Vent.) Torr. & A.Gray, more]
Etymology: Ratibida: Rathibida, the Dacian name of some aster-like plant, recorded by Dioscorides
Plants: erect, perennial, 1 1/2'- 4' tall forb with fibrous roots
Leaves: pinnately-divided into 3-7 lance-like segments, lower leaves on long stalk, upper becoming stalkless
Flowers: head 2"-3" tall; brown, cylindrical disks 1"- 1 1/2" tall; drooping, yellow rays 1"- 2 1/3" long; inflorescence with one to several heads on long, bare stalks; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: dry seed with no fluffy pappus
Habitat: full sun; dry, moderate moisture to wet; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy, limy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4 Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key