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Any of various North American plants of the genera Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and Echinacea in the composite family, having disk flowers on a cone-shaped central receptacle usually surrounded by colorful ray flowers.


(Plants) any North American plant of the genera Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and Echinacea, which have rayed flowers with a conelike centre: family Asteraceae (composites). See also black-eyed Susan


(ˈkoʊnˌflaʊ ər)

any of several composite plants of the genus Rudbeckia, having flowers usu. with yellow rays and a brown or black disk.
[1810–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.coneflower - any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central conesconeflower - any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Rudbeckia, Rudbeckia - North American perennial herbs with showy cone-shaped flower heads
Rudbeckia hirta, Rudbeckia serotina, black-eyed Susan - the state flower of Maryland; of central and southeastern United States; having daisylike flowers with dark centers and yellow to orange rays
cutleaved coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata - tall leafy plant with erect branches ending in large yellow flower heads with downward-arching rays; grow in Rocky Mountains south to Arizona and east to the Atlantic coast
2.coneflower - a wildflower of the genus Ratibida
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Ratibida, Ratibida - genus of perennial wildflowers of North American plains and prairies; often cultivated for their showy flower heads
Mexican hat, Ratibida columnaris - coneflower with flower heads resembling a Mexican hat with a tall red-brown disk and drooping yellow or yellow and red-brown rays; grows in the great plains along base of Rocky Mountains
long-head coneflower, Ratibida columnifera, prairie coneflower - plant similar to the Mexican hat coneflower; from British Columbia to New Mexico
prairie coneflower, Ratibida tagetes - coneflower of central to southwestern United States
3.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
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Echinacea, genus Echinacea - small genus of North American coarse perennial herbs
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