The colour of the flowers are variable, however golden yellow is the usual colour. Orange, red, brown and sometimes bicoloured flowers may also be seen. The flowers are daisy-like and up to 10cm (4 inches) in diameter. 8 to 20 petals. There is a chocolate-coloured, flattened cone in the centre of the flower. The tips of the petals have a small notch in them. Pollinated by bees and hoverflies.
A biennial or perennial with alternate leaves. The leaves are mainly basal leaves and toothed. They are narrow and lance-shaped, up to 18cm (9 inches) long. The leaves are covered in coarse hairs. Black-eyed Susan may be confused with the similar-looking Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) and Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale).
Brown Betty, Brown-eyed Susan, Coneflower, English Bull's Eye, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden Jerusalem, Marguerite Jaune, Poor Land Daisy, Yellow Daisy, Yellow Oxeye Daisy.