columnar coneflower, long-headed coneflower, upright prairie coneflower
[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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America 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.