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Black-eyed Susans - Rudbeckia hirta


By Elke

Black-eyed Susans - Rudbeckia hirta (Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan))

The roots are used for medicinal purposes. "Root wash is an astringent for sores, snakebites and swelling" ref. There's even a variety listed on GoY as 'Rudbeckia hirta Toto' ! That'll make him smile.

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great photo,such lovely sunny blooms.

5 Aug, 2009


Beautiful Elke.....I love the double flowers....:o)

5 Aug, 2009


I never realized there were so many varieties of Rudbeckia, Janey!

5 Aug, 2009


I had a beautiful brown one last year, Elke...Didn't know where it came sign of it this year....sniff...

7 Aug, 2009


That's interesting NN - never seen a brown one, although some of ours are quite dark red and yellow - perhaps it will return next year. Some come out later than others, too. There's hope yet!

7 Aug, 2009


I can well understand them naming one after me. It must be a beautiful flower just like yours.

10 Aug, 2009

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