Dracopis amplexicaulis (Clasping Coneflower)
Clasping coneflower is a cheerful annual wildflower that is somewhat similar to Mexican Hat. It grows best in moist soils, but is adaptable and tolerates heat, drought, and various soil types, as long as they are well-draining. It prefers full sun but will adapt to part sun or light shade.
Clasping coneflower can form colonies under favorable conditions. It perpetuates itself by re-seeding, so despite being an annual, it will remain in the garden if allowed to go to seed.
Clasping coneflower is perfect for micro-prairies, perennial gardens, wildflower meadows, and naturalized areas.
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Medium to high|
|Sun exposure||Full sun, part sun|
|Mature height||1-3 ft|
|Mature spread||1-3 ft|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|