Herbs and Other Plant Species of the World's Boreal Forests

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Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed Susan
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

A coarse, rough-stemmed plant with daisy-like flowers, growing to a height of 30 - 90 cm.


Black-eyed Susan Distinguishing Features - Leaves: 5 - 17.5 cm long, lanceolate to ovate, rough, hairy; lower leaves untoothed or scantily toothed, with 3 prominent veins and winged leafstalks. Flowers: showy, golden-yellow with a brown central disk; 5 - 7.5 cm wide. Fruit: tiny, dry, seed-like, without bristles.


Native to North America; in fields, prairies, and open woods; preferring drier soil conditions.


The Black-eyed Susan and the other rudbeckias are also called "yellow coneflowers". The most widely cultivated is the Golden Glow Rudbeckialaciniata hortensia, a tall double-blossomed perennial.

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