Brown-Eyed Susan is a bright yellow flowering perennial with a slender taproot and several hairy, unbranched stems. As Brown-Eyed Susan is quite beautiful and easily grown from seed it is commonly used in garden settings.
|Height and Spread
||0.2 – 0.7 m tall.
||Up to 0.5 m spread.
||Bright yellow with an orangeish red centre.
||May to late summer.
||A medium-dark green colour that are hairy.
|Light and Water
||Likes open areas – grasslands and open forests.
||Grows in dry to medium-dry areas.
||Brown-Eyed Susan was traditionally used in a wide variety of ways. The Okanagan peoples made a solution from the plant to alleviate kidney problems. The Secwepemc would use a similar type of solution as dandruff shampoo.
||Brown-Eyed Susan provides a rich food source for wildlife species, ranging from its abundance of seeds in the late summer, to its taproot and flowers earlier in the year.
||Brown-Eyed Susan is widely cultivated in garden settings. There are many garden varieties of Brown-Eyed Susan, but the species native to here is equally suitable and beautiful to seed into ones garden.
||This plant is also sometimes called ‘Blanket Flower’ which is said to either refer to its beautiful flowers which inspired designs on blankets, or its ability to ‘blanket’ a forest floor.
||Brown-Eyed Susan is most easily propagated by seeds.