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Rudbeckia texana (Texas coneflower)
Fannon, Carolyn

Rudbeckia texana

Rudbeckia texana (Perdue) P. Cox & Urbatsch

Texas Coneflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Rudbeckia nitida var. texana

USDA Symbol: RUTE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Entire , Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet


Use Wildlife: small songbirds eat the seeds.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Larval Host: Lepidoptera.
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-41 Collected 2006-10-01 in Liberty County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-13
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