Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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


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...

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