0.3-0.9 meter (1-3ft) biennial with lance-shaped leaves that are bristly. Flowers are distinctively daisy-like with yellow rays around a dark brown center. Flowers present June through October.
Found in fields, roadsides, and waste places. Ranges throughout North America.
Uses and Parts Used
Root tea used for worms and colds. Root wash used for sores, snakebite, and swelling. Root juice used for earaches.
Black-Eyed Susan has been found to have immuno-stimulant activity similar to Echinacea. Dermatitis from contact is rare, but has been reported.