Rudbeckia hirta
Black-Eyed Susan

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)

Lifespan: Biennial

Height: 1-3' (30-90 cm)

Flower Color: Golden-yellow ray flowers, with disk flowers forming a dark brown central cone

Flower Size: 2-3" (5-7.5 cm) wide

Bloom Season: June-October

Fruit: N/A

Conditions: Fields, prairies, swamps

Sunlight: Full sun

Moisture: Moist to moderately (seasonally) dry; established plants can tolerate extended drought conditions

The Black-Eyed Susan is the state flower of Maryland.

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