Black Eyed Susan

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Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta

Origin: Eastern & Central North America

Current Status: Naturalized in Western North America & parts of China

Pioneer Plants

Black Eyed Susans are called Pioneer Plants because they are one of the first flowers to re-enter a damaged habitat.

Frosty Flowers

Black Eyed Susans are very hardy and can even survive a frost.

Re-seeding Wildflowers

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.