Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Blue Ridge Cutleaf Coneflower - Rudbeckia laciniata var. humilis   A. Gray
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AuthorA. Gray
DistributionMountains only.

Mountains and upper Piedmont, VA and KY, south to GA and LA.
AbundanceNo data.
HabitatMontane seepage slopes, fens, banks of brooks.
See also Habitat Account for Montane Broadleaf Herbaceous Mires
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-September.
IdentificationAccording to Cronquist (1980), this is a smaller variety than var. laciniata, reaching only 4 feet or so max (vs. 9 or 10) and leaves only 3-lobed (or unlobed) vs. 5-11 lobes.
Taxonomic CommentsNOTE: FNA lumps var. digitata into var. humilis, a montane taxon, whereas Weakley (2018) splits it out and says it is a Coastal Plain taxon. He apparently follows Cronquist (1980). We need enlightenment!

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State RankS2?
Global RankG5T3?
State StatusW7
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