coneflower

Definitions of coneflower
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones
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    types:
    Rudbeckia hirta, Rudbeckia serotina, black-eyed Susan
    the state flower of Maryland; of central and southeastern United States; having daisylike flowers with dark centers and yellow to orange rays
    Rudbeckia laciniata, cutleaved coneflower
    tall leafy plant with erect branches ending in large yellow flower heads with downward-arching rays; grow in Rocky Mountains south to Arizona and east to the Atlantic coast
    Rudbeckia laciniata hortensia, double gold, golden glow, hortensia
    very tall branching herb with showy much-doubled yellow flower heads
    type of:
    flower
    a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  2. noun
    a wildflower of the genus Ratibida
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    types:
    Mexican hat, Ratibida columnaris
    coneflower with flower heads resembling a Mexican hat with a tall red-brown disk and drooping yellow or yellow and red-brown rays; grows in the great plains along base of Rocky Mountains
    Ratibida columnifera, long-head coneflower, prairie coneflower
    plant similar to the Mexican hat coneflower; from British Columbia to New Mexico
    Ratibida tagetes, prairie coneflower
    coneflower of central to southwestern United States
    type of:
    wild flower, wildflower
    wild or uncultivated flowering plant
  3. noun
    any of various perennials of the eastern United States having thick rough leaves and long-stalked showy flowers with drooping rays and a conelike center
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    type of:
    flower
    a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
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