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Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Description:

It is an upright annual (sometimes biennial or perennial) native to most of North America. The plant can reach a height of 1 m. It has leaves 10-18 cm long, covered by coarse hair. It usually flowers from June to August.

Habitat:

open woods, gardens, fields, and roadsides. They grow quickly in just about any kind of soil.

Notes:

Black-eyed Susans are very competitive and can push other plants out of an area. Butterflies, bees, flies, and other insects visit flowers for nectar. If a fire burns down part of a forest, this plant will be one of the first to start growing.

1 species ID suggestions

Blackeyed Susan
Rudbeckia Rudbeckia

1 Comment

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Black-Eyed Susan

New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 9, 2010
Submitted on Sep 9, 2010

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