Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa (Wender.) Perdue
Source: Collecitons database
Family: Asteraceae
Orange Coneflower
[Rudbeckia gloriosa ,  more]
Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa image
Stems glabrous or sparsely villous-hirsute (hairs spreading). Leaves: basal blades broadly lanceolate to ovate, 2-6.5 cm wide, lengths to 2 times widths, bases mostly rounded, margins entire or crenate, faces sparsely to moderately hairy; cauline petiolate (proximal) or ± sessile (distal), elliptic to lanceolate (becoming somewhat panduriform distally), not notably smaller distally, bases cuneate, attenuate, or auriculate, margins coarsely serrate to lacerate, faces scabrous to strigose. Phyllaries reflexed, 1-2.2 × 0.2-0.7 cm, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Receptacles 11-18 mm diam.; palea margins ciliate, faces glabrous. Ray florets 12-21; laminae 20-40 mm. 2n = ca. 76. Flowering summer-fall. Mesic open woodlands; 30-200 m; Ont., Que.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Ky., Mass., Mich., Mo., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., Va., W.Va., Wis. Variety speciosa has rarely been introduced in Canada.