‘Wildflower’ Rudbeckia ID?

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,551
I recently returned from a spell away to find all the arable field edges, ditches and riverbanks of my local valley aglow with vast swathes of Rudbeckia - gorgeous, but doubtless a farmer’s menace! The sudden proliferation must have been because we had loads of rain this year, as opposed to last year’s drought. I assume they must have originally been garden escapees? Definitely some sort of Rudbeckia??

Here’s a few I picked for ID purposes, flowers about 10cm across:




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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,240
    I don't think those are Rudbeckia, more likely to be Helianthus.
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,551
    Ah, that does make more sense, punkdoc, very Rudbeckia-like in size, habit etc., but was thinking (it not being the American prairies, last time I checked) that’s a lot of garden escapees  :D 


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