Clasping Coneflower (Rudbeckia amplexicaulis)

An annual that produces an abundance of flowers with dark cones and reflexed petals, petals are yellow or yellow with a reddish base. Found across KS to TX, southeast to GA; roadsides, streambanks, fields, and prairies. Prefers full sun, various soils; drought-tolerant; use in mixes, beds, and a good cutflower.