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.