Botanical Name: Ratibida pinnata
Plant Family: Aster family (Asteraceae)
Description: Also known as Mexican Hat. Bright yellow flowers featuring heavily drooping petals around a tall domed center crow on long slender stems from 3 to 5 ft. Blooms hold for a long period in summer. Mixes well with tall grasses in a prairie setting.
Growing Conditions: Tolerates poor soil, dry and rocky sites. Commonly found in prairies, thickets, and woodland edges. Full sun or part shade.
Bloom Time: Jul - Aug
Bloom Color: Yellow
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Especially attractive to native bees.
Native Status: PA native
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden