Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Family Aster (Asteraceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Dry, fields, meadows, roadsides
Status Native
Cycle Biennial or Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower These are conspicuous flowers with a large flower head 2-3″ wide with a brown button-like domed center. Petals are often darker near the base.
Leaf Leaves are slender, toothless, and very hairy. They are 2-7″ long.
Notes Stems are very hairy, erect, and stout. goldfinches and house finches enjoy the seeds.

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