When does this bloom?
Where does this bloom?
Common in fields and along roadside.
The Black-eyed Susan (rudbeckia hirta) can be seen along the roadside of the Blue Ridge Parkway and is an annual flowering plant common throughout North America. Other names for this plant are the Blackiehead, Brown Betty, Brown-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden Jerusalem, Yellow Daisy, Brown Daisy, Poorland Daisy and Yellow Ox-eye Daisy.
The Black-eyed Susan blooms from June to August and is best known for its yellow petals surrounding a brown, domed center.This plant also has basal leaves covered by coarse hair.
Black-eyed Susans are extremely popular for use in garden planting; Many varieties have been used, some of the most popular include ‘Double Gold’, ‘Indian Summer’, and ‘Marmalade’.
The roots of the Black-eyed Susan have been used in many medicinal treatments. They have been used to clean sores and snake bites and in drinks for treating colds and worms in children. Also, the juice from the roots can be used as drops for earaches.