Rudbeckia occidentalis (Western coneflower)

Perennial native, prefers medium to fine textured soil in full sun to partial shade, moderate water requirements. Found in forested areas throughout its range. Tall stalks produce cone-shaped flowers from June to August. Relatively unpalatable but provides good cover.

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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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VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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