SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ratibida pinnata
COMMON NAME: Yellow Coneflower, Grey-headed Coneflower, Pinnate Prairie Coneflower, Grayhead Mexican Hat, Drooping Coneflower, Weary Susan
BLOOM TIME: July, Aug, Sept
- Many kinds of insects visit the flowers.
- Bees, including Cuckoo bees, large Leaf-Cutting bees, Green Metallic bees, & other Halictine bees suck nectar & collet pollen.
- Insect visitors like asps, flies, small butterflies suck nectar. Some beetles feed on pollen.
- Caterpillars of Silvery Checkerspot butterfly & or moths feed on Yellow Coneflower.
- Goldfinches occasionally eat seeds.
- Some mammalian herbivores eat foliage & flowering stems, particularly groundhogs & livestock.