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Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton
Orange coneflower, Orange Rudbeckia, Perennial black-eyed Susan
USDA Symbol: rufu2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)
This is a perennial coneflower with yellow-orange, slightly curved petals, each toothed at its apex. The 1-3 ft. stems and scattered, oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Flower heads are 2-3 in. wide. Southeastern forms of this variable species have smaller flowers.
Rudbeckia fulgida is a variable species with numerous varieties.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Native Distribution: NJ
s. to FL
& e. TX Native Habitat:
Open woods; meadows; pastures
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Various soils.
Conditions Comments: Easy and trouble-free, Rudbeckia fulgida is a variable species with numerous varieties. It self-sows and produces abundant offsets.
PropagationDescription: Sow seeds in fall or provide cold stratification. Can be divided.
Seed Collection: Seeds can be allowed to dry out before sowing.
Seed Treatment: This species requires or benefits from a three month period of cold moist stratification in the refrigerator.
Commercially Avail: yes
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National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff