Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Here is a Black-eyed Susan. Trivia question: The Black-eyed Susan is the state flower of which state?

2 comments:

Lou said...

The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) has been the official Maryland flower since 1918 when it was designated the "Floral Emblem" of Maryland by the General Assembly (Chapter 458, Acts of 1918; Code State Government Article, sec. 13-305).
In his Species Plantarum (1753), the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1701-1778) described and named the flower Rudbeckia after Olav Rudbeck and his son, both professors at the University of Uppsala, and hirta from the Latin meaning "rough hairy".

f1crazed said...

Lou-
You are correct! And thanks for the additional info. Did you Google to find the answer??

JD