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Rudbeckia laciniata

Common Name(s):
Cutleaf coneflower, Green headed coneflower, Green-Head coneflower
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.

Summer into fall
3-10 ft.
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
Life Cycle:

NCCES plant id: 2711

Rudbeckia laciniata Rudbeckia laciniata
Katja Schultz, CC BY - 4.0
Rudbeckia laciniata Flowers
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Rudbeckia laciniata Ray flowers
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Rudbeckia laciniata Leaves
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 4.0