Ratibida columnifera

Prairie Coneflower
Ratibida columnifera

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Mexican Hat, Upright Prairie Coneflower
Photo taken on: July 23, 2008
Location: Almont, GV, CO
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry slopes, roadsides

The flower-head is cylindrical up to 2 ½"' high with purplish disk flowers and drooping yellow, sometimes reddish, petals.arrow

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Grows to 2 ½ft tall with narrow, deeply divided leaves.

Photo taken on: June 20, 2009
Location:  Huerfano County, CO

Flora of North America reference.

Yellow Single Flowers | Red & Orange Flowers