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RATIBIDA PINNATA | Yellow Coneflower

  • RATIBIDA PINNATA | Yellow Coneflower
  • RATIBIDA PINNATA | Yellow Coneflower
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Product Description

"Drooping Coneflower, Gray Coneflower, Prairie Coneflower (also applied to R. columnifera), Weary Susan, Grayheaded Coneflower"

Origin of the name Ratibida is not known. Pinnata comes from the Latin word meaning "featherlike

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Mesic, Dry Mesic
Bloom Time

Summer, Fall                       July, August, September

Bloom Color Yellow
Max Height 5 feet
Wetland Code UPL
Germ Code  C(30)
Seeds Per Ounce   30,000

 

Found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region and extensively elsewhere. Prefers dry areas, roadsides, along old railroad right-of-ways. Root system is a very stout, sturdy rhizome. One or several yellow flowers may top a single stem. Grows tall and erect to about 4 feet. Grows easily from seed and is often found as a sturdy and plentiful survivor on former prairies where nearly all of the original plants have disappeared.

Native Americans made a refreshing tea from the cones and leaves of yellow coneflower. The Meskwaki used the root as an ingredient to cure toothaches.

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Usse: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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Yellow Coneflower - Ratibida pinnata blooming at Ion Exchange (00:52)
Earthyman views Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) in full bloom at Ion Exchange in Northeast Iowa http://www.ionxchange.com
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  1. Ratibida Pennata 7 Healthy rooted in soil plants in tiny pods of nifty tray. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jun 2014

    They have been in the ground for maybe a month of cool spring weather and have thrived but are this week just beginning to grow new leaves. I just love these ratibida pinnatas. They are so whimsical. Such a carefree feeling comes over you every time you see them. So glad I could find them.