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Thistle seed stuck on a black eyed susan…waiting for the breeze to lift it up.
Black-eyed Susan- Rudbeckia hirta
Plant: Rough-hairy biennail or short-lived perennial 30-100 cm tall
Leaves: 5-17 cm long, ovate to narrowly oblong, with winged stalk; upper leave stalkless.
Flowerheads: Orange-yellow, 5-10 cm across, with 10-20 golden yellow strap-like florets around a dark purple to brown, 1,2-2 cm wide hemisphere or cone of tubular forets; 1 to few flowerheads.
Blooms: June to Sept.
Fruits: Seed-like achenes
Habitat: Open often disturbed sights
Distribution: Central North America; naturalized from Newfounland to B.C. to Mexico.
Ontario Wilflowers- 101 Wayside Flowers.- Linda Kershaw
Norwood Ontario Canada