Botanical Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Plant Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Description: A 1-2 ft. annual to short-lived perennial with daisy-like 2-3 inch bright yellow cone flowers with dark centers. The leaves and stems have rough hairs giving it a rough texture.
Growing Conditions: From full sun to full shade. Highly drought tolerance, can tolerate moist to dry soils.
Bloom Time: June through October
Bloom Color: Yellow with dark centers
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Nectar source for bees, butterflies and other insects. Birds eat the seeds.
Native Status: Native to PA
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden