Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed-Susan)


The Tropical Flowering Zone

I’ve always planned to cover this plant although it’s not tropical. It’s hardy to USDA zones 3-9,  although in P.R. it can only grow as an anual in high elevations (in highest peaks where coffee is grown). I took these images in the Fort Pierce botanical garden in Florida called “Heathcote Botanical Gardens”, a very pleasant garden with one of the largest bonsai collections in the country.Rudbeckia hirtaRudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed-Susan) Aka brown-eyed Susan, Brown betty, Gloriosa daisy, Golden Jerusalem, English bull’s eye, Poor-land daisy, Yellow daisy, Yellow ox-eye daisy, Suzanne aux yeux noirs, or Black-eyed Susan vine,  is a North American species of flowering plants in the sunflower family Asteraceae, native to the Eastern and Central North America and naturalized in the Western part of the continent as well as in China. “It has now been found in all 10 Canadian Provinces and all 48 of the states…

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