A Field Guide to the Prairie

Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta
Aster Family (Asteraceae)
Habitat/Range: Widely distributed in high-quality dry to mesic prairies, more common in grazed prairies, dry pastures, hay meadows, old fields, and along roadsides throughout the tallgrass region

Plants up to 3.5 inches tall, with hairy leaves and stems. A single flower head is at the top of each stem branch, and has a dark brown center surrounded by 8-20 petal-like ray flowers.

 

Text from: Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers : A Falcon Field Guide : A Nature Conservancy Book

On the Prairie Field Guide Index

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