Scientific name: Rudbeckia laciniata Linnaeus
Common names: Cutleaf Coneflower, Green-headed Coneflower, Sochan
Nativity: North America
Location: Oakleaf Woods, Charlotte, NC, USA
Date: August 25, 2015
Notes: Good plant for dry shade where it will seed around easily by itself to fill in gaps between shrubs, but it is very adaptable to varying levels of sun and moisture.
Host plant for silvery checkerspot butterfly caterpillars. Goldfinches enjoy the seeds in Fall.
Called sochan by the Cherokee and eaten as greens to maintain health.