East Central Texas Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Texas Blackland Prairies, Western Gulf Coastal Plain
Spreads by rhizomes, Summer: deadhead to prolong blooming or leave seeds for wildlife. May require thinning by root division, dormant in winter
The erect, coarse tall coneflower grows 2 1/2-5 feet tall and usually forms colonies. The stem and leaves have rough hairs. Honey bees, bugs, butterflies, and beetles feed on the nectar and pollen. Endemic to North America.