Common Name of Species: Thin
Entry Author: C. Friedl,
Description: Thin-leaved coneflowers can be identified by their rich, golden yellow florets, which are rather short and stubby.
Leaves: Lower leaves are divided into 3-lobes, have a broad leaf stalk and are toothed. Upper leaves are ovate and elongated with coarsely toothed margins.
Flowers: 8-10 golden yellow rays per flower. Rays are rather stubby for this genus. Flower heads are 1-2 inches in length.
Stem: Branching and hairy.
Branching Pattern: Leaves grow in alternate pattern.
Height: 2-5 feet high.
Branching Pattern of Leaves: Leaves grow alternate to one another.
Conditions/Habitat: Open woods and thickets. Wet or dry soil.
Range: Can be found East from Minnesota to New York and New Jersey, and Southward to Texas and Florida.
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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 11/10/05