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Sweet coneflower


Classification:

Family:  Asteraceae, aster family
Genus, species:  Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Leaves:
Leaves are grayish-green, oval in shape, with toothed edges. Larger leaves are deeply lobed.

Flowers:
Disk flowers are purplish-brown, ray flowers are yellow.

More Information:

Rudbeckia is named for Olaus Rudbeck (1630-1702) and his son, Olof Rudbeck (1660-1740), both Swedish botanists.  The species name, subtomentosa, is from the Latin sub for "below" and tomentosa for "hairy."


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