Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Sweet Coneflower
Rudbeckia subtomentosa
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

P
Habitat:
Prairies and low grounds such as open stream terrace woodlands.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Stem is densely short hairy and bracts of the inflorescence have short sticky hairs. The achenes have a pappus that appears as a minute crown. The style appendages are short and blunt (rather than elongate).

Management:
Woody plant invasion may need to be controlled using periodic prescribed fire, mowing or other means to maintain the open character of the habitat for this species. Hand removal of trees in the vicinity of the species is necessary. Soil disturbance resulting from activities such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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