"Sweet Black-eyed Susan, Sweet Coneflower"
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic|
Summer, Fall August, September, October
|Max Height||5 feet|
|Seeds Per Ounce||43,000|
Rudbeckia named after Olof Rudbeck the elder (1630 - 1702) and the younger (1660 - 1740). Subtomentosa is from the Latin for "somewhat hairy".
Similar to R. hirta but with a somewhat less hairy stem; this plant's stem would more aptly be described as downy. Grows from 1 to 3 feet tall and prefers damp praireis and riverbanks. Orange-yellow flowers bloom from August through September.
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown