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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rudbeckia vs Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia vs Black-eyed Susan is not the war to end all wars. It's not even a decent arm wresting match. It is, however, an opportunity to teach you something you may not know, which is the difference between the wild and the cultivated.

First, this is Rudbeckia Goldsturm. Now look carefully and tell, if you can, what is different about this plant versus...

This one, the Black-eyed Susan, aka the wild Rudbeckia.

Still don't see it? Try again. This is Rudbeckia Goldsturm, a cultivated Black-eyed Susan and...

This is the wild one. What? Still nothing?

One more time then. Rudbeckia Goldsturm and...

Your common wild Black-eyed Susan. Now you must see it! So, here's the test.

Which one is this one? This may be cheating, but there you go. I never said this was a fair world, even in the garden. This one is growing and peeking out of a yellow twig dogwood shrub which refused to be removed on a permanent basis, and so it grew back trying to block these pretty yellow flowers. Take a guess! Is it the cultivated one or the wild one?


  1. The wild Black-eyed Susan has much narrower leaves. -At least ours do. ":)


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