black-eyed Susan

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black-eyed Su·san

1. Any of several North American herbs of the genus Rudbeckia in the composite family, especially R. hirta, having hairy stems and leaves and showy flower heads with orange-yellow rays and dark purple or brown centers.
2. A tropical African twining herb (Thunbergia alata) cultivated for its showy, usually yellow to orange tubular flowers with dark purple centers.

black-eyed Susan

1. (Plants) any of several North American plants of the genus Rudbeckia, esp R. hirta, having flower heads of orange-yellow rays and brown-black centres: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) a climbing plant, Thunbergia alata, native to tropical Africa but widely naturalized elsewhere, having yellow flowers with purple centres, grown as a greenhouse annual

black′-eyed` Su′san

any of a number of composite plants having daisylike flowers with a dark center disk and usu. yellow ray flowers.
[1890–95, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Susan - tropical African climbing plant having yellow flowers with a dark purple centerblack-eyed Susan - tropical African climbing plant having yellow flowers with a dark purple center
genus Thunbergia, Thunbergia - a genus of herbs or vines of the family Acanthaceae
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface Susan - annual weedy herb with ephemeral yellow purple-eyed flowersblack-eyed Susan - annual weedy herb with ephemeral yellow purple-eyed flowers; Old World tropics; naturalized as a weed in North America
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus Susan - the state flower of Marylandblack-eyed Susan - the state flower of Maryland; of central and southeastern United States; having daisylike flowers with dark centers and yellow to orange rays
genus Rudbeckia, Rudbeckia - North American perennial herbs with showy cone-shaped flower heads
coneflower - any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones
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They lie there all summer, these laggards of the herbaceous border, the Red Hot Pokers (Kniphofia), Japanese anemones, Asters, Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ``Goldsturn''), the Sedums, the monkswood Aconitum carmichaeli, and the ``Kafir Lilies'', growing fat with foliage and no hint of a flower until suddenly, when you think it's all over for another year, they produce a virtuoso performance.
And if you want flowers, morning glories, sweet peas, Love-in-a-puff, cup and saucer, cypress vine, hyacinth bean and Black-eyed Susan are only a few of the easy-care plants you should be considering.
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Rudbeckia, or Black-eyed Susan, with its bright yellow daisy flowers, comes in all shapes and sizes, we don't have room for the very tall varieties at Erddig but we do grow rudbeckia Goldsturm which only grows to two feet tall.
A RELATIVE of the common Black-eyed Susan vine, thunbergia King's Mantle is an unusual upright shrub with dark green leaves and large, trumpet-shaped purple flowers.