Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
Native to USA
State distribution (USDA): AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Herbaceous biennial, ranging from 2 to 3 feet in height, Black-Eyed Susan (which is commonly found in the wild) is a bright yellow flower with a brown center, that blooms from early summer to early fall. Black-Eyed Susan plays host to and attracts many species of insects, which in turn attract insectivorous birds. The seeds of this flower will also attract birds, including the American Goldfinch.