Black-eyed Susan captured in Minnesota this summer.
Canon Rebel T3i 600D

Rudbeckia hirta L.
Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: RUHI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This cheerful, widespread wildflower is considered an annual to a short-lived perennial across its range. Bright-yellow, 2-3 in. wide, daisy-like flowers with dark centers are its claim-to-fame. They occur singly atop 1-2 ft. stems. The stems and scattered, oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Coarse, rough-stemmed plant with daisy-like flower heads made up of showy golden-yellow ray flowers, with disk flowers forming a brown central cone.

This native prairie biennial forms a rosette of leaves the first year, followed by flowers the second year. It is covered with hairs that give it a slightly rough texture. The Green-headed Coneflower (R. laciniata) has yellow ray flowers pointing downward, a greenish-yellow disk, and irregularly divided leaves.


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    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    lovely shot

  • Thanks so much.

    – aprilann

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 1 year ago

    Beautiful work April
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thank you, Colleen.

    – aprilann

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago

    Your photographic skills are in full bloom here!

  • Thank you so much, Kanages, for the kind words.

    – aprilann

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

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    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ Wonderful picture and effect nice clarity and detail nice fading out process putting the focus on the left flower ready to bloom nice colour and framing hugs..a fav…

  • Thanks, Bonita. I’m glad you like it and appreciate the kind comments. They help me improve my photography. hugs – April

    – aprilann

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much for the feature in Wildflowers of the World!

    – aprilann

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    Captured in their nascent state of being – Beautiful! Congratulations on your feature in Wildflowers of the World – FAVE:>)

  • Thank you very much.

    – aprilann

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

  • Wow! Thank you so very much for this honor!

    – aprilann

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

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