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Coneflower  n.  
Any plant of the genus Rudbeckia; so called from the cone-shaped disk of the flower head. They are cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones. Also, any plant of the related genera Ratibida and Brauneria, the latter usually known as purple coneflower.
Any of various perennials of eastern US having thick rough leaves and long-stalked showy flowers with drooping rays and a conelike center.

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"Coneflower" Quotes from Famous Books

... includes the well-known golden glow and R. nitida var. Autumn Sun, growing five feet high. It bears attractive primrose yellow flowers. The giant purple coneflower, often classed as a rudbeckia, is really an Echinacea, growing three or more feet tall, bearing reddish purple flowers and is very attractive in groups bordering a woods or shrubbery belt, presenting a rustic aspect and remaining ...
— Making a Garden of Perennials • W. C. Egan

Words linked to "Coneflower" :   cutleaved coneflower, wild flower, Echinacea, flower, long-head coneflower, Ratibida tagetes, Rudbeckia hirta, Mexican hat, Rudbeckia laciniata, genus Rudbeckia, wildflower, Ratibida, Ratibida columnaris

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