The Nature of Things
5:02 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Black-Eyed Susans

Black-eyed susans are known as "pioneer plants," and are an important component in preventing erosion in critical areas like road cuts and hillsides.

But what about the name black-eyed susan? Was there ever a Susan? Who was she? Were her eyes black? Turns out, our state flower’s name has a storied history.

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