Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata cut-leaf coneflower Asteraceae RULA; Bx, bg; NY, ct (planted); Q, j (planted); R;

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Rudbeckia laciniata.modified from MissouriPlants.com.www.discoverlife.org. (Accessed 4/2014).

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata is  a perennial herb 50 cm to 3 m tall, appears colonial, stems hairless, often waxy-pale. 

Leaves alternate, stalked, usually 3-lobed to pinnately divided, coarsely toothed, sometimes hairy below. 

Flowers in heads, rays yellow; 8-13, drooping, 3-6 cm long; disk domed, 1-2 cm wide, 2-3 cm tall when mature, flowers yellow to grayish, basal bracts of head green, spreading; blooming July-Sept.; Often self-fertile.

Fruit dry, achenes with only a tiny crown, (not plumed). 

Wetland status: FACW. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Moist open sites.