Ratibida pinnata (Yellow coneflower) Seed
Yellow coneflower Description:
Ratibida pinnata, commonly known as Grey-Headed Coneflower or Yellow Coneflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. It is often found growing in prairies, meadows, and along roadsides, and is known for its distinctive flowers. The plant produces large, showy flowers with yellow disk florets and yellow ray florets that are arranged in daisy-like heads. The flowers are surrounded by leafy bracts that add to the plant's ornamental value. The foliage of Ratibida pinnata is pinnate with lobed leaflets, and the stem leaves are lanceolate and less divided. The plant has a taproot and is drought-tolerant, making it well-adapted to dry habitats.
In the wild, Ratibida pinnata provides food for a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and beetles. The flowers are especially attractive to bees, which collect nectar and pollen from the plant. In addition to its ecological value, Ratibida pinnata is also of interest to gardeners, who appreciate its showy flowers and drought tolerance. The plant is easy to grow and can be used in a variety of garden settings, from wildflower meadows to more formal gardens. Overall, Ratibida pinnata is a versatile and attractive plant that deserves recognition and appreciation.
Yellow coneflower is found in the central and Eastern United States.
Standard Plant Information:
Plant Height: 3' - 7'
Bloom Time: June - August
Preferred Habitat: Does well in sun and is often found in fields, prairies, and along roads.