Black-eyed Susans in a ditch along a rural northeast Iowa road. USA
Black-eyed Susans are flowering plants that grow over three feet tall. They have green leaves up to six inches long.
Black-eyed Susans grow in open woods, gardens, fields, and roadsides. They grow quickly in just about any kind of soil.
These plants are most easily recognized by their flowers. They have yellow flowers with a brownish-purple center. Flowers are two to three inches across and grow on a stalk up to eight inches long.