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. Another photo shows a southern cloudywing butterfly.
Rudbeckia hirta is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.
Other species of the Rudbeckia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Rudbeckia graminifolia - GRASSLEAF CONEFLOWER
Rudbeckia nitida - SHINY CONEFLOWER
Date record last modified: Jan 24, 2020