Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower)

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Watch pollinators and a predator on the Rudbeckia fulgida in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden in July and August while annual cicadas sing in the background. Video © 2016-17 Mary Free
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Although sometimes called Black-eyed Susan, this variable species is distinct from biennial Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta. Abundant blooms appear mid-summer to fall, each composite flower lasting several weeks. Its native habitat is found in scattered pockets in the Mid-Atlantic Region,* including in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties.

*It is native in DC; historical in the DE Piedmont; and scattered in southeastern counties of PA. In VA, it is frequent in the Piedmont but infrequent in the mountains and inner Coastal Plain.


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