Rudbeckia fulgida

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Common names: Orange coneflower, eared coneflower[1], black-eyed Susan[2]

Rudbeckia fulgida
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Rudbeckia
Species: R. fulgida
Binomial name
Rudbeckia fulgida
Natural range of Rudbeckia fulgida from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonym: R. acuminata(C.L. Boynton & Beadle), R. foliosa (C.L. Boynton & Beadle), R. truncata (Small)

Variety: Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton var. spathulata (Michaux)Perdue, Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton var. speciosa (Wendroth) Perdue, Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton var. sullivantii (C.L. Boynton & Beadle), Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton var. umbrosa (C.L. Boynton & Beadle); Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton var. fulgida


R. fulgida is a perennial forb/herb of the Asteraceae family that is native to North America.[1]


R. fulgida is found specifically in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, and Alabama.[1]



R. fulgida is found in habitats of dry to wet meadows with some varieties found in bottomlands, bogs, moist forests and woodlands, and calcareous slopes.[3]

R. fulgida have been found in environments with loamy sand or chaulky clay, pine woods, hardwoods bording lakes, wet hammock, open limestone glade, and rocky wooded bluffs.[4]


R. fulgida has been observed to flower in Janurary, February, April, May, July, and September.[5]

Fire ecology

Populations of Rudbeckia fulgida have been known to persist through repeated annual burning.[6]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

R. fulgida is considered rare in Indiana and endangered in New Jersey.[1]

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 USDA Plant Database
  2. Davis, J., J. Eric, et al. (2002). "Vascular flora of Piedmont Prairies: Evidence from several prairie remnants." Castanea 67(1): 1-12.
  3. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  4. URL: Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran Anderson, Mark Garland, R.K. Godfrey, A.H. Curtis, John Nelson, Richard Houk, R. Kral, Ann Johnson, Wilson Baker, Robert Farley, Shelly Sparks. States and counties: Florida (Wakulla, Dixie, Jackson, Taylor, Gadsden, Jefferson, Charlotte) Georgia (Thomas) Alabama (Cherokee) Tennessee (Marion)
  5. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 29 MAY 2018
  6. Platt, W.J., R. Carter, G. Nelson, W. Baker, S. Hermann, J. Kane, L. Anderson, M. Smith, K. Robertson. 2021. Unpublished species list of Wade Tract old-growth longleaf pine savanna, Thomasville, Georgia.