Rudbeckia hirta

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Name and publication()

Rudbeckia hirta L., Sp. Pl. 2: 907 (1753).

Description()

Flowers of the black-eyed-Susan are occasionally used in higher-end potpourri. Flowers are yellow to orange with a dark brown to black center, 4-5 cm in diameter.

Nativity and distribution()

Rudbeckia hirta is native to North America but cultivated elsewhere in temperate climates.

Family()

Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)