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Mexican Hat

Ratibida columnifera


Perennial wildflower plant branched and leafy in lower part with long leafless stalks bearing flower heads of 3-7 yellow or yellow and red-brown, drooping rays surrounding a long, red-brown central disk. Its sombrero-shaped flower heads, is usually 1 1/2 ft. tall but can reach 3 ft. Flower petals range from dark red and yellow, to all red or all yellow. The flowers central brown disk protrudes 1/2 to 2 in. above the drooping petals. Leaves on the lower portion of the stem are feathery and deeply cleft.


Starting to see stands of this plant in the dryer parts of the riparian meadow

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gatorfellows 9 years ago

Thanks Ratih, I love this flower too :)

Ratih Perwita
Ratih Perwita 9 years ago

nice shot and nice flower

gatorfellows 9 years ago

Thanks Mayra. It is nice to see the wildflowers blooming :)

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


gatorfellows 9 years ago

Thanks LandmarkExpert. This flower always makes me smile :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago


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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 25, 2013
Submitted on May 26, 2013

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