Brown Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida
Brown Eyed Susan plants were often used by the Native Americans to treat several conditions. They used this lovely plant to treat flu, colds and other infections. It was also used as an astringent to clean sores and wounds and also in treating snake bites and worms or parasites in children. It can also be used in drops to treat earaches.
The Brown Eyed Susan is a Summer standard. This coneflower, grows 8 to 20 yellow or orange petals that point down and out from its raised center. These summery blossoms, have brown cone centers are are held up on stiff, fuzzy green stems. The oval shaped green leaves have prominent veins and cover the stem’s height, supporting a single flower head each. The leaves are of varying size, usually slender, and are also fuzzy. The nectar and seeds they supply attract birds, , bees, butterflies and wildlife. They take over when they begin to grow in large colonies, especially when growing in the wild
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