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Ratibida is a genus of North American plants in the sunflower tribe within the daisy family.[1][3] Members of the genus are commonly known as prairie coneflowers.[4][5][6]

Prairie coneflowers
Mexican Hats (Ratibida columnifera).jpg
Ratibida columnifera
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Supertribe: Helianthodae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Subtribe: Rudbeckiinae
Genus: Ratibida
Type species
Ratibida sulcata
  • Lepachys Raf.
  • Obeliscaria sect. Ratibida (Raf.) DC.
  • Obeliscaria sect. Lepachys (Raf.) DC.
  • Obelisteca Raf.
  • Obeliscaria Cass.


There are 7 species:[2][7][8][9]


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Ratibida Raf". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1996-09-17. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  2. ^ a b Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2015-01-04 at
  3. ^ Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel. 1817. Florula Ludoviciana, page 73
  4. ^ "Ratibida". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  5. ^ Tropicos, Ratibida Raf.
  6. ^ Richards, E. L. 1968. A monograph of the genus Ratibida. Rhodora 70: 348–393.
  7. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution maps
  8. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Ratibida". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  9. ^ Urbatsch, Lowell E.; Cox, Patricia B. (2006). "Ratibida". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 21. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

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