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Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)    
Family: Asteraceae/Compositacaeae      
                   
  blacklocustleaves  

Location:

  • Found in dry fields, prairies, open woods and disturbed areas

Characteristics:

  • Summertime flower from aster/daisy family
  • Stems reach up to 1 m (3 ft)
  • can be annual, perennial or biennial

 

 
 

 

 

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Leaves (basal):

  • Diamond-shaped
  • 10-18 cm (4-7 in) long
  • Three conspicuous veins
         
    blackcherrybark  
         

 

Stem:

  • Up to 1 m (3 ft) long
  • Erect, bristly, branches out
  • bear hairy leaves 5-8 cm (2-3 in) long

Flowers:

  • Daisy-like flower heads, composed of a receptacle in the center and a ring of rays around
  • Flowering heads usually up to 8 cm (3 in) wide
  • 10-20 rays, yellow or golden
  • Receptacle is often conical, purplish brown

 

 
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