Black-eyed Susans at Sunrise, Lake Clear

Well, that’s what I think they are, but I didn’t plant them.  And it was way too early to knock at the cottage door to enquire.

They grow in such a splendid jumble that it can be hard to get just one in the frame.

3-photo collage of black-eyed susans

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    1. Isabel Gibson

      Jim – Well, Wiki says this: Rudbeckia hirta is one of a number of plants with the common name black-eyed Susan. Other common names for this plant include: brown-eyed Susan, brown betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem, English bull’s eye, poor-land daisy, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy. So there appears to have been “extensive breeding” that has affected the colour of the petals and the centre, and no one bothered to standardize the name change.

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