July 25, 2022
If you haven’t noticed, it is Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) season! These summer wildflowers are vibrant yellow daisy-like flowers with a dark center and a hairy stem. They can be anywhere from 1 foot tall to 3 feet tall. One place in our community that is home to a large population of Black-eyed Susans is our Settlers Wetland Nature Preserve (pictured). These beautiful wildflowers are in full bloom providing nectar to pollinators. Finches and other birds also enjoy the seeds once they are ripe. Planting Black-eyed Susans in your gardens at home is a great way to brighten up your landscape and attract pollinators!