Prairie Coneflower

Ratibida columnaris

Growth Habitat: Perennial, grows up to 2 feet tall.

Leaves: Numerous, pinnate, deeply cut into linear or lance-shaped segments.

Stems: Alternately branched.

Flowers: Showy yellow ray flowers droop and surround the columnar-shaped, brown central disk flowers.

Roots: Taproot.

Reproduces: By seed.

Habitat: Drought-tolerant, prairie grasslands, waste places, disturbed areas, roadsides.