Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1276

Forb
Annual/Biennial/Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in (GA) (NC) (SC)

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Blackish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Blackish
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-61-006:
Rudbeckia hirta   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Woodland Black-eyed Susan


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rubr11_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120526_602

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0406e_09

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

The leaves of this hairy plant may be entire or toothed, but not lobed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta

JK Marlow    jkm0506g_2324

June    Oconee County    SC

Roadside

Stem covered with tiny barbs, thus uncomfortable for insects to climb, per Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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JK Marlow    jkm140603_403

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm140603_409

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm140603_412

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Cauline lvs petiolate or sometimes sessile, lanceolate, ovate, or pandurate, per Flora of North America.

image of Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta

JK Marlow    jkm140615_034

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

image of Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta

JK Marlow    jkm140615_034b

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Prongs of Y-shaped styles slender & pointed, vs. short & blunt in R. fulgida, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Kevin Adams    kcarudbeckiahirta_30

June    Blount County    TN

10 or more sterile rays, yellow sometimes shading to orange, to 1.5" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta

Ben Geer Keys    bgk1276_b

July        

Receptacle dark purple or brown, decidedly ovoid or hemispheric, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Bobbie L Holt    blh1276_a

July    Anderson County    SC

Rays yellow, 3.5-5cm long, often red at base; disc flowers blackish-purple, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta

JK Marlow    jkm0407g_04

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta

JK Marlow    jkm0507l_02

July    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm080705_013

July    Swain County    NC

Stems leafy throughout, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm080705_020

July    Swain County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm080705_025

July    Swain County    NC

Involucral bracts linear to lanceolate, acute, spreading pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Black-eyed Susan and Cutleaf Coneflower

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JK Marlow    jkm090707_022

July    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Disk flowers fertile; prongs of the Y-shaped styles slender and pointed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm090707_026

July    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Disk florets bloom inward in successive circles of pollinating florets, per Book of Field and Roadside.

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Tim Spira    tpsrhirta

July        

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1276_a

July?