Information courtesy of Magna Vista High School students
The Rudbeckia goldstrum is a Native American wildflower. It is also known as the black eyed susan or coneflower. It is part of the asteraceae family and is related to the Rudbeckia lacinata and Rudbeckia triloba .
The Rudbeckia goldsturm was named by Linnaeus.
Black Eyed Susans are located from New York to Michigan, and Illinois. They bloom between mid-summer and early fall. They are most often found on hills with full sunlight and moist soil however the more developed ones have some tolerance to drought. The Rudbeckia goldsturm is a very low maintenance plant. They are typically 2 to 3 feet in height and spread 1 to 2 feet. They reproduce by seed dispersal, and are pollinated by songbirds, bumble bees and butterflies.
The Rudbeckia goldsturm has special uses such as deer ropellants.
It is deer-resistant
Seed heads provide food for birds