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Rudbeckia hirta -- Black-eyed Susan

  • Photo by Shirley Denton
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
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Common Name:
Black-eyed Susan
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Plant Description

Description: Cheery flowers usually display as rich, golden yellow; rarely, may be tinged with red. Stems hold flowers well above hairy, elliptic leaves. Attractive to butterflies.

Lifespan: Short-lived perennial; occasionally annual or biennial

Light exposure: Full sun to high pine shade

Bloom color: Yellow

Bloom season: Mid-spring to fall

Height (in bloom): 1 1/2 to 2 feet

Habitat: Dry (North Florida) to moist (Central and South Florida) pinelands, prairies, and disturbed areas

Each packet covers 10 square feet.

Read the Florida Wildflower Foundation's profile of Black-eyed Susan.
View or download the Black-eyed Susan page from the Foundation's 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers publication.

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