Mexican hat

Ratibida columnifera

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
5000
Max elevation:
7500
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Gila
Navajo
Santa Cruz

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
Citations:
Dickson & Bushby 2009, Dittberner & Olson 1983, Ries & Hofmann 1983