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Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

Type: Forb
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Blooms From June to September


Black-eyed Susan is one of the most commonly recognized native plants. A staple in many native gardens, it is a biennial that blooms in its second year and readily reseeds. Finches also enjoy the seeds.