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Rudbeckia laciniata, Cut-leaved coneflower, Cutleaf coneflower, Green-headed coneflower, Tall coneflower, Wild golden-glow

Scientific name:  Rudbeckia laciniata L.
Common name:  cut-leaved coneflower, cutleaf coneflower, green-headed coneflower, tall coneflower, wild golden-glow
Family:  Asteraceae, Compositae, Sunflower/daisy family

Rudbeckia laciniata, cut-leaved coneflower, cutleaf coneflower, green-headed coneflower, tall coneflower, wild golden-glow

Life form:  Herbaceous perennial
Stems:  Up to 10 ft (3 m) tall, erect, branching, glabrous
Leaves:  Alternate, egg-shaped, pinnately dissected; petiole of larger leaves is somewhat grooved; leaves near the top of the plant are more lanceolate, margins also more sharply toothed than lower leaves
Inflorescence:   Loose cymose of terminal flowerheads, bracteate; peduncles to 15cm long
Flowers:  About - +/-9 long drooping yellow rays; disk flowers, conical to globose green disc
Fruits / pods:  Achenes
Flowering Period:  July, August, September
Habitat:  Moist. Woodland edges, stream sides

Rudbeckia laciniata, cut-leaved coneflower, cutleaf coneflower, green-headed coneflower, tall coneflower, wild golden-glow


Derivation of the botanical name:
Rudbeckia , named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630–1702), a Swedish botanist.
laciniata, Latin lacinia, a fringe or flap on a garment, and means "divided into narrow or slender lobes" in botanical use.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Rudbeckia laciniata, cut-leaved coneflower, cutleaf coneflower, green-headed coneflower, tall coneflower, wild golden-glow


 
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