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Gray-headed coneflower, also known as yellow coneflower, is a tall, perennial prairie wildflower. It is delicately constructed and has a tendency to sway or flutter with each passing breeze. The flowers are distinctive with yellow drooping petals and a gray center disk that turns brown as it matures and forms seeds. There is no scent from the flowers, but the seeds gives off a strong spicy smell when crushed. The flowers attract many pollinators and beneficial insects. Birds are attracted to the seeds in the fall. Gray-headed coneflower grows in a variety of soils and is drought tolerant.
full sun to partial sun
3 – 5 ft.
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