Black Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Description

Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is a flowering plant native to North America. It has a sturdy stem and can grow up to 2-3 feet tall. The leaves are green and lance-shaped, and the plant produces bright yellow or orange flowers with a dark center. The flowers bloom from mid to late summer.

Black Eyed Susan prefers well-drained, moist soil and full sun to partial shade. It is a hardy plant and can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. To cultivate it successfully, make sure the soil is adequately moist and provide sufficient sunlight.

Black Eyed Susan is not known to be edible, but the plant has a number of uses. It is often grown for its attractive flowers, which can be used in bouquets and other floral arrangements. The plant is also beneficial for wildlife, providing food and shelter for a variety of animals. It is also known to have medicinal properties and has been used to treat a variety of ailments.

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