Black-eyed Susan

Nuffer, Barbara
August 2007
New York State Conservationist;Aug2007, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p24
The article offers information on a summer-blooming native wildflower called Black-eyed Susan which flourishes in fields and meadows in New York. It cites the features of the plant that contribute to its drought-tolerant nature, such as a root system adapted to maximize water absorption. Its flowers are composite and made up of small outer ray florets and central disk florets. It mentions some of the medicinal uses of the plant, including its use as a skin wash for sores and snake bites.


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