Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima with tubular ray flowers
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (Black-eyed Susan) with tubular ray flowers an unusual form. In most cases the ray flowers are flat as were all the other Rudbeckia plants growing with this one. Habitat is a grassy ditch along a driveway.
Stems branched mostly beyond mid heights, leafy ± throughout. Leaves: basal blades lanceolate to oblanceolate 1–2.5(–5) cm wide (lengths 3–5 times widths); cauline blades spatulate, oblanceolate, or broadly linear; margins entire or serrulate; faces scabrous to hirsute. Peduncles to 1/3 plant heights. 2n = 38.