Rudbeckia hirta L. - Black-eyed Susan
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Meadows, pastures, old fields, roadsides, mixed woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its rough-hairy stems, alternate leaves, big flower heads, and dark brown disks.
Photographs taken off Hwy 80, Lowndes County, AL., 6-4-05.