Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton
Common Name: SHOWY CONEFLOWER, BLACK-EYED SUSAN, ORANGE CONEFLOWER
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Fens, sedge meadows, calcareous springy banks, riverside swamps, meadows, and other wet (sometimes rocky) ground.

Our plants seem all or mostly var. sullivantii (C. L. Boynton & Beadle) Cronquist. The commonly grown cultivar ‘Goldsturm’ is derived from this species, but almost all of our collections are wild plants from native wetland settings.

Locations

Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Midland County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=435.