Rudbeckia hirta, Black Eyed Susan


Historical Uses:

The Cherokee tribe was reported to use infusions to bathe sores and dropsy and decoctions for snakebites. The Iroquois tribe was reported to use infusions of roots for children with worms and decoction of the plant for heart issues. The Potawatomi were reported to use an infusion of roots for colds and the disk florets were soaked with rushes to dye the rushes yellow for woven mats

  • Listing ID: 1197
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: June-August
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta
  • Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255