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Long-headed Coneflower, Thimbleflower
Central to Southwestern US
About This Plant
Sun. The sombrero-shaped flower heads are familiar to any child; 3-7 drooping yellow rays surround a tall central disk. But even without flowers, Mexican hat can be recognized by its clump of leaves with long leafless stalks. It usually grows 1-1/2 feet tall but can reach up to 3 feet.
Sow seeds in the fall in sunny areas. Plants bloom in their second year.
None required; wait until after seeds have fallen before cutting or mowing.