coneflower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coneflower any of various perennials of the eastern United States having thick rough leaves and long-stalked showy flowers with drooping rays and a conelike center
    • n coneflower a wildflower of the genus Ratibida
    • n coneflower any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coneflower any of various perennials of eastern US having thick rough leaves and long-stalked showy flowers with drooping rays and a conelike center.
    • Coneflower 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coneflower A name given to certain species of Rudbeckia, coarse composites with conical or columnar receptacles, especially to R. laciniata, which has a greenish-yellow oblong disk, and R. hirta, in which the conical disk is dark-brown.
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Usage


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Find information on planting and growing Coneflowers and see pictures from the Plant Encyclopedia at Better Homes and Gardens.
Purple coneflower is so easy to grow and attractive and draws so many birds and butterflies that you simply must grow it, if you have the room.
This drought-tolerant US-native perennial blooms through much of the summer, with bright coneflowers appearing in profusion on tall stems.
New colonies of coneflowers were discovered, and at the same time, researchers began establishing new colonies from seed or from Tennessee purple coneflowers grown in nurseries.
Bees love the coneflowers in my backyard.
The bees and butterflies are enjoying my flower garden , especially my coneflowers.
Jeff and Genevieve Brand and their daughter, Isabelle, check out some of the plants to restore a new Coneflower Prairie area near the Linnaeus Arboretum at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Coneflower Prairie dedicated at Gustavus .
A beautiful coneflower in the summer garden of reader lvs2grdn.
Some of my purple coneflowers have lost color and have bizarre shapes, they look like Frankenflowers.
Coneflowers look more like Frankenflowers when affected by Aster Yellows Phytoplasma, a virus-like organism spread by one kind of insect.
We tend to leave the seeds of the coneflowers for the birds during the winter.
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