Friday, July 24, 2009

Black-Eyed Susan

A very short post on this Friday. Below we have Rudbeckia, better known by many as black-eyed Susan.

Indeed this is probably one of the most recognizable flowers by people otherwise uninterested in plants. Its flower structure, like an aster, is a composition of disc and ray florettes.

There is a wide variety of species of this plant - some are perennial in this area, others do best as annuals. The most popular are Rudbeckia fulgida (fulgida means 'shiny'), and R. hirta ( which refers to the scratchy, rough leaves) .

Rudbeck was a Swedish botanist and the genus is applied to him.


Landscaping Design said...

I love black eye

mad in dh said...

My favorite this summer is the rudbeckia. My landscaper planted these last month and each day they look more beautiful. She always knows exactly what to do to make my garden so attractive.

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