Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Ratibida columnifera (Nuttall) Wooton & Standley forma columnifera
(Mexican Hat)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Ratibida columnaris (Sims) D. Don
Rudbeckia columnaris Pursh
Rudbeckia columnifera Nuttall

Ratibida columnifera forma columnifera is a found along many mid-elevation roadsides and in disturbed land. It consists of yellow petals surrounding a column-shaped central disc of flowers. Ratibida columnifera forma pulcherrima is much more showy, with purplish red petals with yellow highlights.
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Ratibida columnifera forma columnifera, photo Russ Kleinman, Saliz Mountains, US 180N near Reserve, June 29, 2009

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