Sunday, July 12, 2009

Black-eyed Susan

A common wildflower that can be found through out much of North America is the black-eyed Susan. The black-eyed Susan is a relative of the sunflower and is a common and hardy flower. It is often found the first year that a new prairie is planted. One reason that it is so hardy is that the leaves have long, stout hairs that help to keep dust from clogging up the stomata, the pours through which the plants breathes.
Black-eyed Susan bloom all summer and even continue to bloom into the fall, June-October. I took these pics in Crex Meadows on July 11th, 2009.

7 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

Lovely capture of this pretty flower! Thank you for posting on Today's Flowers!

Holly said...

I love the BES, I have a large stand of them in my garden. They bloom when others are done!

Denise said...

Absolutely lovely!

The Laughing Idiot said...

Everything about this flower screams, "SUMMER!"

Love it.

Laerte Pupo said...

Very nice wild flower.
Thanks for sharing

Arija said...

You do have a wealth of annual wildflowers in N.Ameria and this is another beauty.

troutbirder said...

Great pictures as always Eco. I especially enjoyed your annual Yellowstone trip and your tribute to Paul Wellstone touched my heart. Good riddance Norm.