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Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

With a distinctive, long central disk and divided leaves, the Prairie Coneflower introduces color and texture to the landscape. The species is found in prairies and savannas across the Great Plains of the United States, where it is used by pollinators, small mammals, songbirds, and grazers. It is commonly used in prairie restorations and the upper edge of stormwater plantings, but can also help reclaim degraded, nutrient poor sites.