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Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis

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Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis
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Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis
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Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis

Species Name: Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Common Name: Western Cone-Flower

An unusual flowering perennial native to meadows and seeps in higher elevations. Likes constant moisture. Flowers are cone-shaped, very dark purple, and appear atop tall stems that can reach up to 6' high.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3-6' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, may spread by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen:
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 4000' - 6000' elevation
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Dark purple
Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Range, northern High Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Meadows, seeps between 4,000 and 6,000'

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