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Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-Eyed Susan is a well known wildflower that is common in the eastern and Midwestern U.S. It inhabits open woods, prairies, roadsides and disturbed areas. It can also be found in mountain meadows of the western U.S. It grows as an annual, biennial or short-lived perennial. Flowers are bright yellow with a distinctive dark center. Recommended for home gardens and for cutting. Black-Eyed Susan is also great in prairie and pollinator mixes as well as rain gardens and meadow gardens. Attracts honey bees and wild bees and is the larval host for the Gorgone Checkerspot and Bordered Patch butterflies.

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