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Rudbeckia fulgida

Eastern Coneflower

Scientific Name:

Rudbeckia fulgida

Genus:

Rudbeckia

Species Epithet:

fulgida

Common Name:

Eastern Coneflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Orange, Yellow, Brown

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

“Mesic to moist (or dry) roadsides, meadows, fields, forest margins, powerlines, and openings in forests and woodlands” [Vascular Plants of NC].

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Weakley and the Flora of North America list several varieties in NC; Vascular Plants of NC does not split them out.
Basal leaves are evergreen. Can spread aggressively. Cultivars available.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/rudbeckia-fulgida/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/rudbeckia/fulgida/



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