A.k.a. cutleaf coneflower. A tall coneflower at home in wet prairies and floodplains. Spreads well by rhizome in optimal conditions, and is excellent for pollinator and insect support. Hosts the silvery checkerspot butterfly and the lovely wavy emerald moth!

Light: Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Silt-Loam

Height: 5'-8'

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Jul-Aug

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract a wide variety of insects including bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, and moths. Hosts the silvery checkerspot butterfly, wavy emerald moth, and a number of smaller insects. Goldfinches may eat seeds, and foliage is rarely browsed.

Notes: Young basal leaves are edible and, due to its ease of propigatiation in moist soil, can be managed for food.

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