Ratibida columnifera

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Ratibida columnifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Ratibida
Species: R. columnifera
Binomial name
Ratibida columnifera
(Nutt.) Wooton & Standl.

Ratibida columnaris (Pursh) D.Don
Rudbeckia columnaris Pursh
Rudbeckia columnifera Nutt.

Ratibida columnifera, commonly known as upright prairie coneflower[2] or Mexican Hat, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, Asteraceae, that is native to much of North America. It inhabits prairies, plains, roadsides, and disturbed areas from southern Canada through most of the United States to northern Mexico.[3]


The Zuni people use an infusion of the whole plant as an emetic.[4]


  1. ^ "Ratibida columnifera". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Ratibida columnifera". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Stubbendieck, James L.; Stephan L. Hatch; L. M. Landholt (2003). North American Wildland Plants: A Field Guide (6 ed.). University of Nebraska Press. pp. 280–281. ISBN 978-0-8032-9306-9. 
  4. ^ Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p. 59)

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