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Upright Prairie Coneflower


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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Ratibida columnifera

Common Names: Upright Prairie Coneflower, Mexican Hat Plant, Prairie Coneflower


Mexican Hat is named for a flower that looks strickingly like the traditional high-crowned, broad-brimmed Mexican sombrero. Common throughout most of Texas, Mexican Hat blooms from May to July.

Bloom Color(s): yellow

Bloom Width: 2 in.

Bloom Height: 1/2 - 2 in.

Foliage Color(s): Green

Plant Height: 1 - 3 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Leaf Retention: deciduous

Bloom Period: May to October

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Sightings: Canyon Lake off of 2673 in Turkey Cove , Shady Hollow West Nature Preserve , US75N and Allen Dr

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