Rudbeckia fulgida, commonly known as Black-eyed Susan, Brilliant Coneflower, Eastern Coneflower, Orange Coneflower or daisy type flower, is a perennial plant native to eastern North America.
Leaves are dark green, sparsely but roughly haired, simple, with sparsely serrate margins. Flowers are heads, with black disk florets and bright orange ray florets, borne singly on stems that extend above the foliage. In the garden, this plant spreads aggressively by both stoloniferous stems and seed.
The origin of the word Daisy is Anglo Saxon “daes eage” literally meaning “day’s eye”. It was called this because daisies open at dawn as the day is just beginning.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand May 2011
Featured 29th May 2011
FEATURED ON EXPLORE JAN. 2012
Day’s Eye! – Black Eyed Susan – Cone Flower