Rudbeckia occidentalis (Western coneflower)

Leafy, very tall native perennial with a distinctive dark purple-brown cylindrical cone and no flower petals, blooming June to September. Rhizomatous, preferring fine to medium textured soils in moist meadows, seeps, forest openings, waterways and pond edges; up to 10,500 ft. elevation. Use in meadow restoration or as a unique landscaping ornamental. Favored by bees.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single stem

Mature Height: 24-80 in.

Bloom Color: Purplish-brown

Bloom Period: Late summer

Annual Precipitation: 8-30 in.

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Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

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SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

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pH Range: 5.0-7.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 345,000

Seeding Rate: 4-5 PLS lbs/acre

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