The black-eyed Susan is a native plant with golden yellow flowers that bloom throughout the summer.
The flower of the black-eyed Susan has bright yellow petals and a brownish-black, dome-shaped center. The flowers grow on stems with small, rough hairs and bloom in June to October. The plant's green leaves grow up to 6 inches in length. Black-eyed susans grow to 4 feet tall.
Grows in fields, meadows and roadsides; often the first plant to appear in newly disturbed fields. Prefers full sun.
Found throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.
After blooming, the flower’s dome-shaped center matures into a seed head full of small, black seeds. The plant then dies. Wind, animals and other natural disturbances spread the seeds. New seedlings grow in spring.