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Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (Blackeyed susan)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima

Rudbeckia hirta L. var. pulcherrima Farw.

Blackeyed Susan, Pinewoods coneflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Rudbeckia bicolor, Rudbeckia hirta var. corymbifera, Rudbeckia hirta var. lanceolata, Rudbeckia hirta var. sericea, Rudbeckia hirta var. serotina, Rudbeckia longipes, Rudbeckia sericea, Rudbeckia serotina, Rudbeckia serotina var. corymbifera, Rudbeckia serotina var. lanceolata, Rudbeckia serotina var. sericea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Silvery Checkerspot

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Silvery Checkerspot
(Chlosyne nycteis)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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