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Texas in Bloom - Black-eyed Susan

Mar 08, 2013 02:46PM ● By tina

With it's distinctive coloring, the Black-eyed Susan is easily seen spotted

Rudbeckia hirta

In Bloom: May­­–September

Native to most of North America, the Black-Eyed Susan is part of the sunflower family. With its bright-yellow flowers set around a deep chocolate-brown-to-black center, this flower can be easily spotted along roadsides, fields and open woods.

Flower Fact: The state flower of Maryland gave its nickname to the famed Preakness Stakes held each year in Baltimore. The highly acclaimed thoroughbred race is also called, “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans,” as the winning horse is adorned with a blanket of similar flowers.

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