Rudbeckia hirta, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy, Gloriosa Daisy, Blanket Flower- whatever you call them, these flowers are glorified relatives of the Black-eyed Susan. Rudbeckia is a North American perennial herb with a showy cone-shaped flower head. It is the state flower of Maryland (USA).
Coneflowers, specifically, are any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones. Confused now? Well, the tag on this plant said Gloriosa Daisy, I think. I hope it will reappear in my garden this summer! ☺
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).
Season: spring, June 3rd.
Editing: Vignetting done in Adobe Photoshop Business Edition.
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