Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Cutleaf Coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:

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Yellow flower and green foliage with brick wall in background.
Photo: Nadia Navarrete-Tindall
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects, Songbirds
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar, Food/Pollinators
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

36 to
92
inches

Spread:

18 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
92
inches
Spread: 18 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
92
inches
Spread: 18 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Edible landscapes, wildlife habitat gardens, and rain gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
In full sun, requires more moisture. Plant where its size and tendency to spread will be suitable.
Special Features
Special Usage
Edible, Rainscaping
Basic Description

Wild Goldenglow is another common name for this plant, which blooms July-September displaying cheery yellow coneflower-type flowers, loved by a variety of insects. The deeply lobed foliage provides food for larvae, including the Marmara auratella moth and butterflies including the silvery checkerspot. The greens are edible, with a slightly citrus flavor, and can be enjoyed fresh or cooked according to directions, depending on the recipe and season of harvest. Note: This resource on this edible plant is intended as general information only. As with any foods, there is a potential for allergic reactions when consuming native edibles. Always seek the advice of a health professional with any questions about touching or eating any plant matter.

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