Rudbeckia, Black-eyed Susan Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
History/general species info:
Characteristics: Annual/perennial native wildflower. A stiff, upright annual or short-lived perennial native to the eastern United States, but has become endemic throughout North America. The Black-Eyed Susan is probably the most common of all American wildflowers. The characteristic brown, domed center is surrounded by bright yellow ray florets.
Planting / Care: Grows well in sand and clay. Deer resistant.