2. Black-Eyed Susan is a Coneflower
Black-eyed Susan belongs to the coneflower family. This genus of plants includes the “Echinacea,” which is well-known for its medicinal and immune-boosting properties. The Black-eyed Susan reaches between 12 to 40-inches in height, and 18 to 12-inches in width across the petals. The stem of the flower is hardy and covered with tiny stiff hairs. Black-eyed Susan is resistant to the wind and the elements, making it easy to grow in all conditions.
The elliptical leaves arrange themselves in a rosette form around the bee, with some plants shooting leaves from the stem during the second season. The leaves have a toothed edge with a rough texture. This perennial flower keeps growing season after season and groves of flowers are common throughout meadows and roadsides across the United States.
Black-eyed Susan produces a single flower head consisting of 8 to 20 orange-yellow florets that cluster into a cone-shape and turn dark toward the center.