Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Origin: Eastern & Central North America
Current Status: Naturalized in Western North America & parts of China
Black Eyed Susans are called Pioneer Plants because they are one of the first flowers to re-enter a damaged habitat.
Black Eyed Susans are very hardy and can even survive a frost.
Black Eyed Susans abundantly re-seed themselves like asters and daisies, so make sure you have enough room for them to spread out!
Plant in Bunches
Black Eyed Susans attract butterflies in mass when they are spread across open fields.
State Plant of Maryland
Black Eyed Susans are the state plant of Maryland and one of the most common wildflowers in the US.
A True Local Flower
Black Eyed Susans are native to North America and a relative of the sunflower, aster, chrysanthemum, and daisy.