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
Mexican Hat, Long Headed Coneflower
Location: Warwick Farms at intersection of Hunters Stream and Hunters Vale
Habitat: Growing out of street and curb (no visible soil). Sun most of the day.
Description: Leaves alternate, lanceolate, about 3 x 25 mm wide/long. Stem rough with vertical ridges (striate). Flowers terminal on stems to 37 cm long. Disk flowers on cone shaped structure. About 7 ray flowers, dark reddish brown. About seven phyllaries. Plant height about 60 cm.
Collector: Cecil Mayo
Collection Date: May 5, 1993
Specimen number: 001
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0359
Accession Date: Jul 14, 1993
Accession Number: 34 Annotations: SCXXC