Rudbeckia hirta

Black-Eyed Susan

  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Form: Herbaceous perennial reaching 2 ft.
  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, scabrous, pubescent
  • Stem/Bark: Herbaceous
  • Flower: Yellow rays with dark brown, raised central disc
  • Fruit: Achene
  • Comments: Of the nine Rudbeckia species native to Florida , R. hirta is primarly used for landscaping and available in the trade. It is distinguishable from R. fulgida by having hirsute rather than strigose leaves and stems
  • Additional Resources:
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    Wikipedia Link
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