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.
These plants grow in fields, meadows and roadsides and are often the first plant to appear in newly disturbed fields. They prefer full sun.
Grows 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.