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Missouri Black-eyed Susan

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:25 PM
Rudbeckia missouriensis Missouri Black-eyed Susan
  • Height:  24 - 36" T x 12 - 18" W
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 3 - 8
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Wildflower Garden

Daisylike flowers with yellow petals and black center disks on branched stems. The narrow green leaves are conspicuously hairy.  It naturally occurs in the Ozark and Ozark Border Divisions (Oklahoma to Texas east to Illinois, Kentucky, and Louisiana). Glades, ledges and tops of bluffs, rock outcrops in upland prairies, and rocky openings of dry upland forests, rarely banks of streams; also roadsides, usually on limestone and dolomite substrates.   Blooms for many weeks in July and August and is a good cut flower.

Other images:  courtesy Gerrit Davidse

Categories: Wildflowers & Natives