Monday, February 25, 2013

Black-eyed Susan: Slivers of summer sunshine

The bright yellow florets of Black-eyed Susans remind me of slivers of summer sunshine — a welcome reminder that winter will end, the days grow longer and warmth and flowers come again.

Introduced as a garden plant, Black-eyed Susans can now be found growing wild along roadsides — and paths, which is where I found this one. (These were one of my mother's favourite prairie flowers, but I don't see them often anymore.)

After the bright yellow rays catch your eye, linger on the velvety brown disk florets at the centre of this Black-eyed Susan.

Black-eyed Susan, Regina.  photo  © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved,
Black-eyed Susan, Regina.   © SB

Prairie Wildflower:  Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia serotina
Location: Along the path beside Wascana Creek, south of the Cresents area of Regina, Saskatchewan. 
Photo Date: July 4, 2012. 


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