Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Flora Black-eyed Susans at Sunrise, Lake Clear 01 August 2018 30 July 2018 Flowers 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. Break of Day, Lake Clear Kayaks, Lake Clear 6 Comments Ralph Gibson 05 August 2018 at 11:37 am 7 months ago Nice ! Isabel Gibson 05 August 2018 at 3:01 pm 7 months ago Ralph – Thanks! Jim Taylor 05 August 2018 at 2:54 pm 7 months ago Question: why are they called “black-eyed” when your photos clearly show that they are brown-eyed? Jim T Isabel Gibson 05 August 2018 at 3:05 pm 7 months ago 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. Jim Robertson 06 August 2018 at 4:10 pm 7 months ago Nicely exposed and composed Isabel Gibson 07 August 2018 at 1:15 am 7 months ago Thanks, Jim. Comments are closed.