Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Common Cutleaf Coneflower - Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata   L.
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DistributionMountains and Piedmont; scattered locations on the Coastal Pain. Absent from the Sandhills proper.

N.B. to Man., south to FL and TX.
AbundanceUncommon to common.
HabitatBrownwater river floodplains and bottomlands, brownwater creek- and streamsides, roadsides through the above, clearings and meadows near the above.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-October. One of our most beautiful wildflowers. Horticultural forms (mostly "double-flowered") are commonly planted in gardens, campuses, etc.
IdentificationCommon Cutleaf Coneflower can reportedly grow to 10 feet (!), but in NC it is most often 4-7 feet. Leaves are large and cut into 5-11 lobes (or even twice cut). The heads are numerous in some plants but only a handful in others; rays are bright yellow and held horizontal to somewhat downward; the disk is green and over time becomes dome-shaped or conical.
Taxonomic CommentsSee var. humilis.

Other Common Name(s)Goldenglow is used for the horticultural forms.
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B.A. SorrieBlue Ridge Parkway, 26 Aug 2014. AshePhoto_natural
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