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‘Wildflower’ Rudbeckia ID?

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 3,815
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:


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,546
    I don't think those are Rudbeckia, more likely to be Helianthus.
    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 3,815
    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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