Friday, July 5, 2013

Grayhead Prairie Coneflower

Grayhead Prairie Coneflower Ratibida pinnata

The blossom of the Prairie Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata has 3 to 15 yellow flowers. The central disk of the head is ovoid, with up to 400 or more florets. These fertile disk florets are frequently purple.This image was taken at Lake Kahola in Chase County.

Family: Asteraceae - Sunflower Family
Flowering Period: June, July, August

 Native Americans used the root to treat toothaches.

Prairie Cone Flower at Lake Kahola

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