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i dont know what this flower is but it grows wild all over up here

16 Jul, 2008



16 Jul, 2008


i found it, i wasnt sure but it is in fact a brown-eyed susan

Black-eyed Susan, native to North America; also called Brown-eyed Susan, Brown Betty, Ox-eye daisy, poor-land daisy, poor-man's daisy, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy; biennial.

Flower: Yellow, daisy-like; single blossom; numerous (10-20) long, yellow daisy-like ray flowers; chocolate-coloured, disk flowers in centre; 5-7.5 cm wide; June-October.

Leaves: Very bristly-hairy; 5-18 cm long; lanceolate to ovate.

Stem: Very bristly-hairy.

Height: up to 1 m.

Habitat: Dry fields, road sides.

Interest: A plant with a black eye? The centre of the Black-eyed Susan flower is not actually black. It is brown and dark purple. The yellow daisy-like flower is easy to recognize with its dark brown centre disk. It is drought tolerant and attracts butterflies and bees. Rudbeckia was named after Rudbeck who was a professor of botany at Upsala in Sweden. The Latin name hirta refers to the hairiness of the whole plant. Black-eyed Susan makes a very nice cut flower with vase-life of up to 10 days.

Language of Flowers: Rudbeckia means "justice". Source

Location: Burwash
Date: July 12, 2002

16 Jul, 2008

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