Rudbeckia fulgida - Black Eyed Susan
This is a perennial coneflower with yellow-orange, slightly curved petals, each toothed at its apex. The 1-3 ft. stems and scattered, oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Flower heads are 2-3 in. wide. Southeastern forms of this variable species have smaller flowers. Rudbeckia fulgida is a variable species with numerous varieties.