Scientific Name: 
Liatris Aspera
The Black-Eyed Susan has become known as the most common of all American wildflowers. The characteristic brown, domed center is surrounded by bright yellow ray florets and can derive from a three foot stem that thrives in most soils in full sun. Extensive breeding of this flower has produced a range of sizes and colours, including oranges, reds and browns, which give it names such as Brown-Eyed Susan, Brown Betty, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden Jerusalem, Poorland Daisy, Yellow Daisy, and Yellow Ox-Eye Daisy. It is currently the state flower of Maryland and was once used by the Ojibwa tribe to remedy snake bites. Photo by: D. Griffin www.petalandsprig.com