A SPECIES OF: Coneflower
ALSO KNOWN AS: Wild Golden Glow, Thimbleweed, Green-headed Coneflower, and Sochan
BOTANICAL NAME: Rudbeckia Laciniata
SYMBOLISM: Strength and healing.
DESCRIPTION: It is a robust herbaceous perennial growing up to 10 feet tall. It has broadly ovate and somewhat glaucous leaves that are often deeply dissected. The disc flowers are green to yellowish green, while the rays are pale yellow.
NAME STORY: Cutleaf Coneflower: The flowers of this plant are similar to daisies, consisting of cone-like pinecone in the middle and small petals around it. Its leaves are featured with smooth to rough toothed edges. Some of the lobes even have two small lobes at the end of their leaves, so he is often called cutleaf coneflower.
Green-headed Coneflower: The flowers of this plant are similar to that of a daisy. It consists of a cone-like pinecone in the middle and small petals around it. Unlike the brown-black flower ball of daisy, its central cone is green when it is immature, so it is called a Green-headed Coneflower.
INTERESTING FACTS: Invasive status: Cutleaf coneflower is native to North America, and has been introduced worldwide as an ornamental plant. It is considered an invasive species in Japan and parts of Europe.