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Mexican Hat

Ratibida columnifera

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

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6 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks Ratih, I love this flower too :)

Ratih Perwita
Ratih Perwita 8 years ago

nice shot and nice flower

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

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

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

beautiful!!!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks LandmarkExpert. This flower always makes me smile :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

awsm!

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Denton, Texas, USA

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

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