Pinnate Prairie Coneflower – Native Plant of the Day 01/26/2017
Location: Echo Trail near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, St Louis County, MN.
Photo from 9/9/2012. More photos / info at the Ratibida pinnata detail page.
Several years ago the Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene generously opened a walking track next to a creek on their property in Flintstone, Georgia and made it available to the public. My wife and I take advantage of that track from time to time, and have been surprised and pleased by how many wildflowers grow in the area. Yesterday was a beautiful day, so we walked the track, and I went back later to photograph the wildflowers. Here are a dozen native species blooming now along the track.
Among the first wildflowers you notice along the creek is Green-headed Coneflower.
Pinnate Prairie Coneflower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/24/2012.) Scientific name is Ratibida pinnata. Photo below was taken near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in St. Louis County, MN on Sep 9, 2012. It is also known by the common names Yellow Coneflower and Grayhead Coneflower . Go to the Pinnate Prairie Coneflower detail page for more photos and information.
Browneyed Susan, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/17/2011.) Scientific name is Rudbeckia triloba. It is also known by the common names Thin-leaf Coneflower and Three-lobed Coneflower. Photo below was taken along the road to the Blue Hole along Pigeon Mountain, in Walker County, GA on July 16, 2011. Go to the Browneyed Susan detail page for more photos and information.
Cutleaf Coneflower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/23/2010.) Scientific name is Rudbeckia laciniata. This plant also is known by the common name Green-headed Coneflower. Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on Aug 21, 2010.