Identifying Wildflowers: Black-eyed Susan (native)

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Family: Asteraceae
Origins: North America
Flowering Time: June to October
Habitat: Fields, prairies and open areas
Range: Found throughout most of North America, not including Nevada, Arizona and the far north.
Use: First Nations people used it for colds, flus, infections and swelling.


“Black-eyed SusanRudbeckia Hirta.” Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta) – Ontario Wildflowers. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2017. <>.

Moerman. D. (1998). Native American Ethnobotany. Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9.

Thieret, John W. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers: Eastern Region. New York: Knopf, 2001. Print.

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