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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6 Responses to Black-eyed Susans at Sunrise, Lake Clear

  1. Ralph Gibson says:

    Nice !

  2. Jim Taylor says:

    Question: why are they called “black-eyed” when your photos clearly show that they are brown-eyed?
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      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.

  3. Jim Robertson says:

    Nicely exposed and composed

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