Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susans are a favorite of Mississippi gardeners because of their bold yellow colors and hearty nature.

Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are among Mississippi’s familiar faces and a favorite of gardeners and butterflies. Nature designed them perfectly for Mississippi summers, as they’re able to tolerate those dryer months.

When It Blooms: Early summer.

Where You’ll Find It: It’s found statewide, likely on dry roadsides, along woodland edges and in prairie, pastures and fields. They love sun!

Did You Know? The Black-Eyed Susan was the inspiration for the University of Southern Mississippi for selecting its school colors, black and gold.

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