Rudbeckia hirta L. var. pulcherrima Farwell

Locations ofRudbeckia hirta L. var. pulcherrima Farwell in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Rudbeckia hirta L. var. pulcherrima Farwell
Common Name
Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia serotina Nutt.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Rudbeckia hirta L. (in part)
Two of the four known varieties of Rudbeckia hirta listed by Urbatsch and Cox in FNA (Vol. 21, 2006) occur in Virginia. Var. hirta occurs in the Appalachian region, often in natural habitats. Var. pulcherrima, the common weedy black-eyed-susan in Virginia, is widespread in the e. US, behaves like an introduction, but is generally reported to be native to our area. The two taxa have generally not been distinguished among herbarium specimens, although var. pulcherrima is definitely the more common and widespread of the two.
Generally weedy, in fields, pastures, roadsides, and clearings. Common throughout.
Native Status

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