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.
(2403 views on July 31, 2014)
Featured in THIS & THAT on Apr. 6, 2011
Featured in The World As We See It on Apr. 6, 2011
Featured in Feelin’ Good! – NO B&W on Apr. 8, 2011
Featured in ZINGERS on May 31, 2012
Featured in ENCHANTED FLOWERS on July 2, 2013