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The Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta, (the species in the genus Rudbeckia) is the Maryland State Flower. The Black-eyed Susan was designated the state flower of Maryland on April 18, 1918 and is found throughout the United States. Black-eyed Susan is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae and is an upright annual (sometimes biennial or perennial) native to most of North America. It is one of many plants with the common name Black-eyed Susan. The genus Rudbeckia has a number of species, among which Rudbeckia hirta is one.
Black-eyed Susan flowers are among the most cherished state flowers. They have colorful yellow-gold single petals that are often two to four inches across, and encircling their large black centers. They bloom with solitary terminal heads on long peduncles and feature eight to twenty-one yellow-orange ray florets and dark purple to brownish disk florets. The disk is ovoid in shape and up to 0.8 inch across. The ligules of the Black-eyed Susan are about 1.5 inch long. The involucral bracts are sometimes very elongated, and have long, stiff hairs.
There are about 90 varieties of Black-eyed-Susan. The Black-eyed Susan flower is the best known of the Coneflowers, so named because their centers are cone shaped and the petals bend downward from the center which accentuates the cone.
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