Clasping Coneflower (Rudbeckia amplexicaulis Vahl.)
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis Vahl (COMPOSITE FAMILY)
Clasping coneflower is an erect, loosely branched, glabrous annual 1-2 ft tall. The alternate leaves are entire to sinnuate-dentate, ovate or oblong, and with a clasping, cordate base. The heads are long-peduncled, with 5 to 10 yellow (sometimes partly orange or purple) rays and a dark, cone-shaped disk. The fruit is a subterete achene without a pappus.