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Rudbeckia

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Name 

Named after a Swedish botanist, Olaus Rudbeck (1660-1740), a mentor of Carl Linnaeus, who was the pioneer in identifying plants with either a Greek or Latin genus. Its common name is coneflower but other related species have this name also such as Echinacea purpurea or purple coneflower. Similar to Rudbeckia with a domed centre but its petals' colours are purple and white.

Description 

Large yellow daisy-like flower head with a domed centre.

Origin 

N. America.

Family 

Asteraceae

Availability 

All year round.

Varieties 

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan) has a noticeable dark centre surrounded by bright yellow ray florets.