close up of wild coneflowers

Talihina, OK

there were a lot of these in this swamp but we saw none in any other areas

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Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

What a tall "cone"!!!

Chattanooga, TN(Zone 7b)

yellow prairie coneflower - Ratibida pinnata

aster family, same as echinacea and rudbeckia.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1064/

(Clint) Medina, TN(Zone 7b)

If you like tall "cones"...You should check out Ratibida columnifera (Mexican Hat). Here's a photo of one I grew from seeds. I think these look awesome with Echinaceas and Rudbeckias.

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Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

Mexican Hat hu? Interesting looking

Central, VA(Zone 7b)

Love those tall cones. Be sure to save seeds. Everybody is going to want one when they see it--LOL. I saw one in a pot in Florida ten years ago. It was so stunning. I tried everywhere to get one without luck. Now I have a ratibida, but I need to get it into the ground. Good luck with those beauties.

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