Common Name of Species: Green-Headed
Entry Author: C. Friedl,
Description: The green-headed coneflower can be identified by its greenish yellow central disk, and its soft yellow rays that characteristically arc downwards.
Leaves: Leaves are parted, either 3 or 5 times, in a pinnate shape. The lobes or leaflets of the leaves are not uniform, but irregular
Flowers: Flower heads 2 ½ -4 inches wide. 6-10, soft yellow rays arc downwards from the central disk. Disk is green, to greenish yellow, and due its drooping rays, the disk seems large, raised and like a knob.
Stem: Stems are branching, tall and smooth.
Height: 3-10 feet tall.
Branching Pattern of Leaves: Leaves grow alternate to one another.
Conditions/Habitat: Can be found growing in swamps, moist thickets and along ponds and streams, where ground is saturated and rich.
Range: Throughout North America in regions south of Quebec.
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USDA, NRCS (2004). Plants Database, Version 3.05 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874 USA.
This page was created by: C. Friedl,
Last updated 12/15/05