A few images of Black-eyed Susan, in full bloom in the last few weeks:
These were taken at two meadows, both primarily Black-eyed Susan. The meadows were planted (I don’t know who did it, but I’m grateful) with a mixture of hybrid and native Rudbeckia species. One them is next to a conservation area I’ve gone to for years, in a prominent open area. The other is planted in a fairly remote part of a powerline easement, with woods on either side. The powerline goes up a hill, and the flowers are planted in a broad swath next to a path that goes up the hill. The band of flowers goes up for hundreds of yards. I couldn’t believe it when I found it.