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Black-eyed Susan
Asteraceae
Rudbeckia hirta


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Flower Petal # 7+
Main Color    
Color 2    

Asteraceae Family

Rudbeckia Genus

Location

Found in Utah. Native to most of North America.

Physical Description
It has alternate, mostly basal leaves 20-75 cm long, covered by coarse hair. It flowers from June to August, with inflorescences measuring 10-15 cm in diameter (up to 30 cm in some cultivars), with yellow ray florets circling a brown, domed center of disc florets.




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Asteraceae
Asterales
Asterales
Star Order (Daisies)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Black-eyed Susan, Blackiehead, Brown Betty, Brown Daisy, Brown-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden Jerusalem, Poorland Daisy, Yellow Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy


The Black-eyed Susan was designated the state Floral Emblem of Maryland in 1918.

The roots but not seedheads of Rudbeckia hirta can be used much like the related Echinacea purpurea. It is an astringent used as in a warm infusion as a wash for sores and swellings.
The Ojibwa used it as a poultice for snake bites and to make an infusion for treating colds and worms in children.
The plant is diuretic and was used by the Menominee and Potawatomi.
Juice from the roots had been used as drops for earaches.




Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan - August 13, 2009



Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan - August 13, 2009



Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan - August 11, 2009



Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan - August 11, 2009



Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan - August 11, 2009

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