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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)
Although a number of plants share the common name Black-eyed Susan, it is Rudbeckia hirta, which was designated the “Floral Emblem” of Maryland in 1918. This familiar, cherished flower is at home in private gardens as it is in wildflower meadows or prairie restorations.*
*It is native in DC and MD, adventive in DE, and scattered about PA, but mostly concentrated in the western part of the state. It is common throughout VA.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets