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Plantidote of the day 2011-11-13

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yellow coneflower

ratibida pinnata

yellow coneflower. gray coneflower, grayhead Mexican hat, weary Susan

Although this flower bloom time is listed as summer though September, here in the Pacific Northwest it's still blooming. This is a North American wildflower found on the prairies and savannas. It prefers full sun and is drought tolerant (z.3-10) Native Americans made tea from the cones.

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