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Rudbeckia laciniata (Cutleaf coneflower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata L.

Cutleaf coneflower, Green-head coneflower, Wild goldenglow

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: RULA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A sunflower-like perennial, green-head coneflower’s branched, leafy stalk grows 3-12 ft. tall. The stemmed flowers are at the apex of the stalk. Each flowers is 3-4 in. across, with cone-shaped, greenish-yellow centers and back-tilted golden rays. The center cones elongate and become brownish as the seeds ripen. Attractive leaves are pinnately dissected and emerge early in spring.

Blackeyed Susan (R. hirta), an eastern species introduced many places in the West, has a dark brown or brown-maroon hemispheric disk surrounded by orange-yellow, somewhat drooping rays. The lanceolate leaf blades sometimes have teeth, and there is no crown or ring of scales on the fruit.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Gray-Green
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: BC , MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Distribution: Que. to n. FL, w. to ID & AZ
Native Habitat: Low, rich woods; wet fields; alluvial thickets

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist, slightly acid soil.
Conditions Comments: Because it spreads rampantly by underground stems, cut-leaf coneflower is only appropriate for large sites. May need staking in garden situations but otherwise very hardy. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds

Propagation

Description: Untreated seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FAC FACW FAC FACW FACW FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Amandas Garden - Springwater, NY
Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Rudbeckia laciniata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rudbeckia laciniata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rudbeckia laciniata

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2014-03-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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