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Grapevine Canyon - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Rudbeckia laciniata - cutleaf coneflower

Other Common Names: brown-eyed Susan
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Asteraceae

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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: A mounding perennial that takes on a tall upright and wide columnar appearance as the flowering stems emerge. Fast growing.
Identification notes: Tall perennial; stems branched above; basal leaves large, long stemmed, divided into 3 to 7 oval, narrow or tapering lobes; lobes are cut about half way and coarsely serrated. Stems of 8 to 12 yellow ray flowers with yellow-green disc flowers.
Height: Up to 7 feet


Habitat Description: Found in moist soils along streams.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 5000 - 9000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow     Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like not in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Jul - Aug
Description: Arching downward ray flowers to 2 inches long. Disc flowers are greenish-yellow forming a cone. The complete flower head is 5 inches wide appearing at the terminal ends of tall stalks. The center cones elongate, becoming brown as the seeds ripen.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Compound     Leaf Shape: Palmate     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are palmately compound to 8 inches long with 3 to 7 deep lobes.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Brown   
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Notes: Egg shaped.

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