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Dunn's Woods Restoration and Education Project
Photo of Cutleaf Coneflower

Illinois Wildflowers -





Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata)

Native perennial of floodplain forests, woodland borders, and moist wooded meadows and thickets

Light sun and moist conditions (plant in low, wet areas)

Blooms yellow, July - September

Grows 3 - 8 ft.

Faunal Associations: The nectar and pollen attracts a wide array of insects, including

    • Short-tongued bees
    • Long-tongued bees
    • Skippers
    • Butterflies
    • Moths
    • Predatory wasps
    • Flies

Fun Fact: The foliage of Cutleaf Coneflower may be poisonous to some mammalian herbivores

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