- Common Name(s):
- Cutleaf coneflower, Green headed coneflower, Green-Head coneflower
- Groundcover, Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Green-Head Coneflower is a herbaceous perennial that grows 3 to 10 feet tall. Leaves occur on a branching stem. The lower leaves may be divided in 1 or 2 pairs of broad, toothed lobes whereas the upper leaves may or may not be lobed. From late summer through fall, 2 to 4 inch yellow flowerswith a yellow-gree center mature. A rosette of leaves that originate at the base of the stem persist through the winter, creating an attractive winter ground cover.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Leaves: Fall; Bloom: Late summer, fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall
Wildlife Value: Butterflies nectar at the blooms. Songbirds, especially American Goldfinches, eat the seed in the fall. It is moderately deer resistant.
Can spread aggressively by underground stems.
- Summer into fall
- Full Sun to Part Shade
- 3-10 ft.
- 1.5 -3 ft
- Flower Color:
- Lower leaves may be divided into 1 or 2 pairs of broad, toothed lobes; upper leaves may be lobed or not lobed; smooth, branching stem
- 2 to 4 in. flower head; 6 to 10 droopy yellow petals; greenish yellow center
- Moist woods, meadows, streambanks, roadside ditches
- Coastal, Piedmont, Mountain
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2711