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Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Rudbeckia is a plant genus of 23 species in the family Asteraceae. The name of this genus was given by Carolus Linnaeus in honor of his teacher at Uppsala University, Professor Olof Rudbeck the Younger (1660-1740), and his father, Professor Olof Rudbeck the Elder (1630-1702), both of whom were botanists.

The species are commonly called coneflowers and black-eyed-susans; all are native to North America and many species are cultivated in gardens for their showy yellow or gold flower heads.The species are herbaceous, mostly perennial plants (some annual or biennial) growing to 0.5-3 m tall, with simple or branched stems. The leaves are spirally arranged, entire to deeply lobed, 5-25 cm long. The flowers are produced in daisy-like inflorescences, with yellow or orange florets arranged in a prominent, cone-shaped head; "cone-shaped" because the ray florets tend to point out and down as the flower head opens.

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  1. We call it the Norwegian(solhatt),,sun,, flower hat, and it is a flower I'm very fond of
    I use a translator so there will be some nice words he he ...

    Marit, Norway

  2. Mam te śliczne kwiatki w ogródku i bardzo je lubię :-). Zaraz sobie skopiuję obrazek i link i pewni niedługo pobawię się u Ciebie. Pozdrawiam. *** I have these beautiful flowers in the garden, and like them very much :-). Just copy the image and a link and sure soon pobawię at you. Yours.

  3. This flower's yellow color is bright enough to make me happy, Nick.

  4. Nice shot!
    Feel free to join me in my PJ' Happies if you like my pics too :)
    xoxo, Juliana

  5. I tried growing these last year, but something nibbled them down to stalks. Thinking of trying them again, but with protection this time. Great photo.

  6. It's me - again for fff - :-)
    I was very impressed with your phonetic description of last weeks flower.
    Not often I see that these days. And certainly a help with anemones.

    What are you going to do when fuchsias come up :-)
    Dr. Fuchs might be looking in.

  7. rubeckia is a very decorative flower. Noting beats it´s color. :)

  8. Thank you, Nick, for letting me know about this! I won't be able to join in and post until later -- hopefully, later this weekend! I do look forward to joining in!


  9. The color is as bright as the sun!

  10. loving the rudbekia. I've seen it called black-eyed-susan before but that is a totally differing plant name for us (thunbergia), a small simple petalled orange flower with chocolate/black centre, growing as a vine. Your rudbekia though is fabulous!

  11. I grow Rudbeckia (black eyed susan)in our garden.
    Loved by butterflies and many bees, bumblebees and other insects.
    Love to use the flowers in my flowers arrangements.
    Great pictures!!

  12. And birds like their seedheads very much, too!

  13. Beautiful!
    I won't be able to join in this week, I'll try next week.
    Have a great weekend.

  14. Great contrasts, beautiful shot!

  15. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes