Wild Florida Photo - Rudbeckia hirta

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Rudbeckia hirta


Florida native


A common wildflower of sandhills, flatwoods and disturbed sites throughout nearly all of Florida. The includes almost all of North America except for the far northern regions.
The leaves and stem are hispid to hirsute - having short, stiff hairs. The cone-shaped disks are brown-purple and are surrounded by 8 to 16 yellow or yellow-orange ray florets.
One of the images shows a tumbling flower beetle on this wildflower.

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Rudbeckia hirta is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Rudbeckia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Rudbeckia graminifolia - GRASSLEAF CONEFLOWER
  View  Rudbeckia nitida - SHINY CONEFLOWER