• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Black-Eyed Susan

Blackeyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
Blackeyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
Blackeyed Susan is a widely distributed and widely know wildflower. It is often seen along roadsides and in disturbed areas.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.