Ratibida columnifera Ratibida columnifera
Common Name Upright Prairie Coneflower, Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower, Grey Headed Coneflower, Yellow Coneflower, Red Hats
Latin Name Ratibida columnifera
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones All / 3-10
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native habitat All USA prairies, savannahs, meadows
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 3 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green , deciduous
Flowers Showy brown, yellow, orange flowers May through October
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, cutflowers
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Hummingbird, Mountain, Butterfly, Ethnobotanical
Nature Value Butterflies and nectar insects use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses Tea made from leaves
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Ratibida_columnifera.html
    Images and data http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages2/gilaflora/r_columnifera.jpg
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/801/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RACO3
    Images and data http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/images/pics/ast/ratibida_columnifera.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=8496
    Images and data http://www.kswildflower.org/details.php?flowerID=178
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratibida_columnifera
    Images and data http://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/plant_display.asp?prodid=887
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM010752&sp=Ratibida%20columnifera
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/MexicanHat/MexicanHat.htm
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242417124
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Ratibida%20columnifera%20yellow&sref=25038
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/82025/
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=raco3
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