Black-Eyed Susans, Anne Arundel County, 1998. Photo by Elizabeth W. Newell.
Black-Eyed Susans are perennial daisies or coneflowers, members of the sunflower family (Asteraceae). The flower's yellow rays circle a dark-brown, spherical center measuring 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Commonly found in fields and on roadsides, they bloom between May and August, reaching 2 to 3 feet in height. They are native to the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains.
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