Ratibida columnifera (Nutt.) Woot. & Standl.
Mexican hat, Red-spike Mexican hat, Upright prairie coneflower, Prairie coneflower, Long-headed coneflower, Thimbleflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)USDA Symbol: RACO3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: N side of Canyon Lake, 880 Military Drive on Canyon Lake Island.
Habitat: Plentiful, on limestone slopes, and in rocks.
Description: Bushy plant, 1-4' tall with many branches. Flower heads have green columnar discs 1/2-1 1/2" tall, brown as flowers mature. Ray flowers brown with yellow fringe.
Collector: Mary Beth White
Collection Date: June 9, 1992
Specimen number: 57
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0238
Accession Date: July 31, 1992
Accession Number: 17 Annotations: SCXXC