Rudbeckia montana 

(Montane Coneflower)

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Rudbeckia montana, CR13 south of Meeker, Rio Blanco Co. 2323

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Rudbeckia montana, Lower McCullough Gulch, Summit Co. 8061

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Rudbeckia montana, Lower McCullough Gulch, Summit Co. 8091

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Rudbeckia montana, White River Plateau, Garfield Co. 5922

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Rudbeckia montana, White River Plateau, Garfield Co. 5936

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Rudbeckia montana, CR13 south of Meeker, Rio Blanco Co. 2491

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Rudbeckia montana, CR13 south of Meeker, Rio Blanco Co. 2331

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Rudbeckia montana, CR13 south of Meeker, Rio Blanco Co. 2330

Scientific Name Rudbeckia montana (Rudbeckia occidentalis var. montana) USDA PLANTS Symbol RUMO9
Common Name Montane Coneflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 508139
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (6400 to 10500 ft.); moist, open meadows and aspen forests, streamsides.
Plant: Perennial 2 to 6-1/2 feet tall with thick, rigid leafy stems.
Leaves: Petiolate basal leaves 5 to 12 inches long, alternate, blades broadly elliptic to ovate, usually pinnately-lobed, margins entire or serrate, hairy undersides; petiolate or sessile stem leaves 2 to 10 inches long, elliptic to ovate, not lobed.
Inflorescence: One or more large dark brown cylindrical to conical or ovoid flower heads up to to 2 inches long, each with 200-500+ tiny 5-lobed disk florets, maroon below and greenish toward the top; no ray florets; leafy bracts below up to 1-1/2 inches long with margins sometimes ciliate.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America
BONAP Distribution Map

Map Color Key
Colorado Status:
Native

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