Green-Headed Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata
Asteraceae or Sunflower Family

Flowerhead Tall sunflower-like plant, 3 to 10 feet tall. One or few flower heads, 3 to 4 in ches wide, each head having a central green cone from which yellow disk flowers grow, surrounded by 6 to 10 showy yellow ray flowers. The rays are long, drooping, and sometimes irregular. The leaves are divided into 3 to 7 irregular lobed, coarsely toothed leaflets, and alternate on the stem. Blooms in summr.

Showy native of moist habitats. Occasional in the Park alongside Connelly's Run, or in wet drainage ditches.

Largest sunflower-like plant in the Park. The green central cone and the much lobed leaves are also good clues to identity.






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