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New England Wild Flower Society


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Rudbeckia laciniata

Plant of the Day: Rudbeckia laciniata green-headed coneflower

Some cultivars of green-headed coneflower are grown as garden ornamentals, and these may occasionally escape. Wild plants are typically found on lake and river shores, in swamps and riparian forests. Native Americans ate the young stems and leaves raw or cooked.

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