||wildflowers|height 4-6'|spread 2-3'|full sun|yellow flowers in Spring/Summer||
Clasping Coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima)
This handsome plant is native to the eastern third of Texas and Oklahoma as well as much of Louisiana and Arkansas.
It is found in moist areas in full sun. Clasping coneflower has blue green leaves 12-18" long and 4-6" wide, arranged in a basal rosette. The flower stalk is 4-6' high and bears one to few large yellow sunflowers with drooping petals. It is a striking plant both vegetatively and in flower. A long-lived perennial, this plant will form large colonies in a good site and blooms late Spring through August.
Clasping coneflower is not deer resistant.