Prairie Coneflower
Ratibida columnifera
A prolific perennial that is widespread throughout the prairie regions. Deer, goats, sheep, and cattle will not eat this plant. Prairie Coneflower is often a dominant plant in heavily grazed areas of the Edwards Plateau. Good nectar plant for butterflies. Maroon-yellow blooms are commonly called Mexican Hat. Grows from Minnesota to Montana to Louisiana and Mexico.

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