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  Ratibida columnifera (Nutt.) Wooton & Standl. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Christopher Noll
Family Asteraceae
Ratibida columnifera (Nutt.) Wooton & Standl.
columnar coneflower, long-headed coneflower
Ratibida: Rathibida, the Dacian name of some aster-like plant, recorded by Dioscorides
columnifera: columna for "column;" bearing columns
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; stems clustered, leafy to above the middle; taprooted
Flower: head 2"-3 " tall; brown disk very tall and narrow, drooping rays yellow or orange/brown
Fruit:dry seed with no fluffy pappus
Habitat: dry; prairies

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Flora of North America (off site)
Lepachys columnifera (Nutt.) J.F.Macbr.
Lepachys columnaris (Pursh) Torr. & A.Gray
Obeliscaria pulcherrima DC.
Ratibida columnaris (Sims) D.Don
Ratibida columnaris (Sims) D.Don var. pulcherrima (DC.) D.Don
Rudbeckia columnifera Nutt.
Rudbeckia columnaris Pursh, non Sims
Rudbeckia columnaris Sims

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