This prairie native has bright yellow, drooping petals surrounding an elongated gray to black cone. Tall plants with stiff stems stand out in the garden without hiding surrounding plants.
Plants prefer well-drained, average to dry soils. Very drought tolerant. When the disk heads are crushed, an odor of anise is emitted. Attracts birds and pollinators to the garden. Long-blooming and highly attractive to butterflies. Native. Will readily self sow.