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.

Birds Most Commonly Attracted to Black-Eyed Susan

American Goldfinch     Black-Capped Chickadee     Eastern Towhee     Insectivorous Birds     Northern Cardinal     White-Breasted Nuthatch