Sweet Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)
A.k.a. sweet coneflower and fragrant coneflower. Well known from cultivars sold in traditional nurseries, this is the wild type of the hardy and lovely sweet black-eyed susan! Longer lived than brown-eyed susan, and taller than orange coneflower, it is a staple addition to the average planting.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug-Sep
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, and beetles. Hosts the silvery checkerspot butterfly, moths such as the wavy-lined emerald, and some smaller insects.