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Marcus, Joseph A.
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima Farw.
Blackeyed Susan, Pinewoods coneflower
Synonyms: Rudbeckia serotina
USDA Symbol: RUHIP
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Long-lasting blooms; if happy, will behave as perennial. Attracts Fritillary butterflies.
This plant is a biennial - it produces a rosette of leaves the first year and flowers in the second year. (Clough)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
AL , AR , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: PE
, SK Native Habitat:
Prairie/Meadow/Field USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Silvery Checkerspot
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff