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Brown- or black-eyed susan

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Brown-Eyed Susan Flower Head 4330

It’s been three years and counting but this is the first time I’ve shown a nice clear shot of a flowering Rudbeckia hirta, known as brown-eyed or black-eyed susan. The date was June 16th and the place was Great Hills Park.

Four months ago you saw the dry seed head remains of this species, and last year a colony of black-eyed susans appeared from a distance, and therefore individually tiny, as part of a panorama of mixed wildflowers.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 7, 2014 at 5:52 AM

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