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Black-Eyed Susan July 5, 2010

Posted by Wapello Warbler in Wild Flowers.

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia Hirta) are native prairie plants that are now found throughout the eastern United States. They’ve been blooming beside our Louisa County roadways since mid-June.

Black-eyed Susans are biennial. They spend their first year putting down extensive roots. Only a small circle of leaves will appear where the flowers will bloom the following year.

To distinguished them from some of the other yellow, daisy-like flowers look for the cone-shaped “eye” at the center of the flower and a rough, hairy stem. They grow one to three feet tall and the flowers are two to three inches in diameter.

To add some Black-eyed Susans to your desktop, click on the wallpaper tab at the top of the page.



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