Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Common Names: Blackeyed Susan
In the Sunflower Family, Black-eyed Susan is often known as Brown-eyed Susan. A prairie species found throughout Texas. Stiffly upright to sprawling, grows 1 - 3 feet. Stems are usually solitary nearer the base and branch near the middle creating a clump or mound. Flower head is 2 - 3 inches across, appearing by itself at the end of a slender stem. 8 - 20 yellow petals surround the eye catching brown cone, which is quite prominent. Blooms May - November.
Bloom Color(s): yellow
Bloom Period: March to August
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Sightings: Big Thicket on Hwy 92 near 1746
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