Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ox-Eye Daisy False Sunflower (Rudbeckia hirta)

Ox-Eye Daisy False Sunflower (Rudbeckia hirta)

Ox-Eye Daisy False Sunflower (Rudbeckia hirta)
These Ox-Eye Daisy False Sunflower (Rudbeckia hirta) were taken on the upper westside of Manhatten, Broadway at 88th street, the center meridian, on an early summer morning after a brief shower. July 4, 2008.

Rudbeckia hirta From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rudbeckia hirta (common names: Black-eyed Susan, Blackiehead, Brown Betty, Brown Daisy, Brown-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden Jerusalem, Poorland Daisy, Yellow Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae.
It is an upright annual (sometimes biennial or perennial) native to most of North America, and is one of a number of plants with the common name Black-eyed Susan that also has purple on the side.

The plant can reach a height of 1-2 m. It has alternate, mostly basal leaves 20-75 cm long, covered by coarse hair. It flowers from June to August, with inflorescences measuring 10-15 cm in diameter (up to 30 cm in some cultivars), with yellow ray florets circling a brown, domed center of disc florets.

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Dr Klaus Schmitt said...

Unfortunately this is HELIANTHUS tuberosus!

sookietex said...

Our editors respectfully disagree. The petals of the helianthus tuberosus aka Jerusalem artichoke are narrower and have a more tapered tip and it's leaves are narrower with smooth edging as opposed to the rudbeckia's slightly wider petal with a less tapered tip and leaves that are wider with an edging that resembles a pinking shear cut. Also the ox-eye center is fuller. Enjoyed exchanging ideas with you Dr.Schmitt Thank you for stopping by. Hope you'll visit again.

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