Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mystery Flower- Black Eyed Susan, Indian Summer?

I believe this could be an Indian Summer, as was suggested in a comment, or as I recall them from my childhood, a Black Eyed Susan. Here is a picture of it mostly opened up- and another bud is coming! What a fun surprise this has been in my garden.
On another note the Monsoons seem to have arrived in Tucson- we had our first rain of the season last night along with a beautiful lightening show-I stood in the middle of the yard and just let the rain come down on me- what a wonderful thing rain is in the desert!

1 comment:

Barbee' said...

Hi, I found you on Blotanical and came over to read awhile. I think this flower is what I know as Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia hirta). Some call it black eyed Susans, but we call another,shorter one by that name. The Gloriosa Daisy is an annual here in Kentucky.

I'm enjoying my visit. Now I will continue reading for awhile.