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Maryland State Flower:

Black-eyed Susan flower - click to see all state flowers
Black-eyed Susan flower photo © isadoreberg/John on Flickr (used by permission). See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Black-eyed Susan

Maryland designated the black-eyed susan as the official state floral emblem in 1918. The black-eyed susan is a daisy-like wildflower with yellow petals and a dark brown center that grows in dry places. A member of the sunflower family and native to the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, black-eyed susans are common in Maryland fields and roadsides.

Black-eyed susans - click to see all state flowers
Black eyed susans in field; photo by Martin van der Grinten @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Black-eyed susan plants reach 2 to 3 feet in height, blooming between May and August. The flower heads measure 2 to 3 inches in diameter. The scientific name is Rudbeckia hirta - "hirta" is Latin for "rough hairy" (as the prominent center of the flower is).

The root of the black-eyed susan is used in traditional and folk remedies to treat colds.

Source:
Maryland Symbols - State Flower: Maryland at a Glance
Links:
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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