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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Mexican Hat   Ratibida columnifera    
Sunflower family — Asteraceae

Also known as:
Thimble-flower, Prairie Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Long-headed Coneflower

Slides: (click for larger view)


This showy roadside wildflower is found on roadsides throughout Texas (except the Pineywoods), often becoming a weed in heavily used pastures. The shape of the flower head supposedly resembles a sombrero.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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