Maryland State Flower - Black-Eyed Susan

[color photograph of a Black-Eyed Susan]
Photo by Elizabeth W. Newell

The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) has been the official Maryland flower since 1918 (Chapter 458, Acts of 1918; Code State Government Article, sec. 13-305). A yellow daisy, or coneflower, it blooms in late summer and is commonly found in fields and on roadsides.

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