Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 1-2′
  • Flower: Yellow, Brown, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept
  • Fruit: Tiny sunflower-like seeds develop in the spent flower head
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies
  • Larval host for: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly (Chlosyne nycteis)

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Rudbeckia hirta has a bushy cluster of basal leaves that put up branching leafy stalks with multiple flowers on each stalk. The flowers are daisy-like with large yellow petals surrounding a brown or black center of disk flowers. Flowers are followed by a mass of tiny black seeds. Blooms for the better part of 5 months in good years, makes great cut flowers for bouquets. Dead-heading will encourage reblooming. Nectaring plant for a wide variety of butterflies and native bees.

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