Ratibida columnifera, Prairie Coneflower


Historical Uses:

The Lakota Nation was reported to use infusions of plant tops for headaches and stomachaches. The Navajo Nation used cold infusions for fever. The Cheyenne Nation used a decoction of leaves and stems as a wash for pain and poison ivy rash.


Can range in color from pure yellow to yellow and red. Highly attractive to bees

  • Listing ID: 1195
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: June-August
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Ratibida pinnata
  • Common Name: Prairie Coneflower, Mexican Hat
  • Eco-Region: 255