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Orange Coneflower - Rudbeckia fulgida


Family: Asteraceae - Aster family Genus Common Name: Coneflower Native Status: Native
Rudbeckia fulgida - Orange Coneflower. This species, like many members of the 22-species Rudbeckia genus, are frequently called 'black-eyed Susan' because of their nearly identical appearance to R. hirta, the 'true' black-eyed Susan. Orange coneflower, Rudbeckia fulgida, itself is a highly variable species, with as many as 14 varieties. I believe this is R. fulgida var fulgida, due to the shorter, wider ray petals, the minimal hair on the stems, and the distinct winged petioles of the alternating leaves.

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Distribution of Rudbeckia fulgida in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 Dec 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-October-15Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Orange Coneflower has 8 to 21 yellow to orangish ray flowers, sometimes with an orangish tint at their base. The flower is 1 to 2.5 inches across - some varieties have much longer ray petals.
Rudbeckia fulgida

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-October-15Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Rudbeckia filgida may have multiple branches, each one terminating with a single blossom.
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Rudbeckia fulgida

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-October-15Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Orange Coneflower leaves usually have winged petioles.
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Rudbeckia fulgida

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