Black-eyed Susans are a bright yellow flower with a brown center that belongs to the daisy family. Depending on the variety, they can bloom from June until the first frost.
Black-eyed Susans have flowers that are 2 to 3 inches wide. Only one flower grows on each stem, and stems are 1 to 2 feet tall. The oval leaves can be up to 6 inches long, and covered with bristly hairs.
One of the most common wildflowers in America, black-eyed Susans grow in almost any kind of soil, including clay, sand, acidic or loam. The flowers can be found in gardens, fields or open woods. In addition, they are tolerant of drought and salt.
Black-eyed Susans are biennial flowers. During their first year, they grow leaves. During their second year, they flower. They can be invasive and crowd other flowers out of an area.