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Black-eyed Susan

Genus: Rudbeckia.

Species: Rudbeckia hirta.

This flower can be perennial or biennial, is in the Aster Family and is native to Ohio. It likes dry praires, fields and open deciduous woods, which is why it's in my yard. It's also called Brown-eyed Susan. Its seeds make an abundant food source for Goldfinches and House Finches. It's also a host plant for Silvery Checkerspot caterpillars.

Photos of this plant

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