Susan (Rudbeckia serotina) Also called Yellow Coneflower and Yellow Daisy
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Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia serotina) - Also called Yellow Coneflower and Yellow Daisy
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) The Black-eyed Susan is the state flower of Maryland and is found
throughout the United States. There are about 90 varieties. The Black-eyed
Susan is the best known of the Coneflowers, so named because their centers are cone shaped
and the petals bend downward from the center which accentuates the cone.
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The various varieties of Black-eyed Susan can have from 10 to 20
petals radiating out from the base of its dark brown central disk (black eye). The
flower of the Black-eyed Susan develops on the end of the stem. They bloom from June
to October. The literature indicates that extracts from the Black-eyed Susan have
antibiotic properties, and the flowers have been used by herbalists to treat skin infections.
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This photo shows the opening of the bud of the Black-eyed Susan.
Note that the petals are very narrow as the flower begins to open. It can
take a couple of days for the petals to swell to their full width. The Black-eyed
Susan is a member of the Composite family.
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This enlarged photo gives us an excellent view of the structure of
the central cone or black eye of the Black-eyed Susan, and hopefully gives a greater
insight into the magnificence of God's creation, down to the minutest detail. May we
cherish these gifts and strive to preserve them.
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This is another black-eyed Susan that we spotted just off the side of the road.
The black-eyed Susan was originally a native of the western United States, but
it was introduced to the eastern United States in samples of clover seed.
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