Black-eyed Susans – 7/23/09
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/23/09
Observation Time: 9:30 a.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road
Common Name: Black-eyed Susans
Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Comments: The genus name honors Olaus Rudbeck, who was a professor of botany at the University of Uppsala in Sweden and was one of Linnaeus’s teachers. The specific epithet “hirta” refers to the trichomes (hairs) occurring on leaves and stems.
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