brown-eyed Susan

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Related to brown-eyed Susan: Rudbeckia hirta

brown′-eyed` Su′san

a composite plant, Rudbeckia triloba, of the SE U.S., having a single flower with yellow rays darkening to brown at the base and a brownish black disk.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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