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black-eyed Susan

or

yellow daisy,

North American daisylike wildflower (Rudbeckia hirta) of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family) with yellow rays and a dark brown center. It is a weedy biennial or annual and grows in dry places. The black-eyed Susan and the other rudbeckias are also called yellow coneflowers. The most widely cultivated is the golden glow (R. laciniata hortensia), a tall double-blossomed perennial. Black-eyed Susans are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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black-eyed susan

black-eyed susan

Yellow flowers in the sunflower family with very dark brown center. Long pointy hairy leaves. Sometimes called “Yellow Echinacea” because of it’s shape and immune system-boosting properties. Root tea used to expel worms. Astringent, diuretic. Roots can be used like Echinacea, but not seed heads.

black-eyed susan

of Maryland. [Flower Symbolism: Golenpaul, 633]
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Black-eyed Susan is a favorite summer-blooming native wildflower that flourishes in New York State's fields and meadows.
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta is a biennial that grows 30-60 cm tall (12"-24").
The grand daddy of Cherokee Sunset, Rudbeckia hirta, was the well known favourite Black-eyed Susan - but hark, I hear you say - surely that title belongs to Thunbergia.
Sweeps of golden black-eyed Susans and lavender 'First Love' dianthus on the left contrast with fountains of zebra grass at the rear.
For example, in "Choosing to Stay Home: Ten Years after the March on Washington," Walker observes that she felt like "an exile in [her] own town, and grew to despise its white citizens almost as much as I loved the Georgia oountryside where I fished and swam and walked through fields of black-eyed Susans .
Lamb's ear and his thrive alongside yet another variety of black-eyed Susans.
When guests arrive at Linda Terhark and Jerry Miesen's house near Tillamook, Oregon, they're welcomed into a small (15- by 25-foot) entry garden filled to the brim with blooms such as lilies, rudbeckias, snapdragons, zinnias, and black-eyed Susans.
I'm trying now to finish my Black-Eyed Susans, which is about Jackson State College, where I worked for 30 years - and where two students were killed in 1970.