Botanical Name: Rudbeckia triloba
Plant Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Description: A 3-5 ft. short-lived perennial with daisy-like bright yellow cone flowers with dark centers. The leaves and stems have rough hairs giving it a rough texture. More numerous flowers and shorter/fewer petals than R. hirta.
Growing Conditions: From full sun to part 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: Birds eat the seeds.
Native Status: Native to PA
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden