Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Black-eyed Susan

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta

Flower Description:

Each stem supports 1 flower. A daisy-like blossom with bright yellow slender and pointed florets around a dark brown disk.

FamilyAster
Season BloomEarly-mid summer
HabitatThis plant is fast to mature, although short lived. It will readily self seed, but not aggressively. Likes fill dun and moderate soil fertility and moisture.
CycleBiennial
Height1-2.5'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are alterate, grayish-green and covered by small, stiff hairs giving them a rough texture. Leaves can be up to 7" long and 2" across in a lanceolate shape.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun
LocationWoodland