On the way to Quabbin Park this past Saturday, I noticed a lot of Black-eyed Susans-Rudbeckia hirta, aka Black-eyed Coneflower, in a parking area. When the park never opened, at least after an hour had passed from the 6 a.m. opening schedule, I gave up and headed back to the flowers.
And, of course, a closeup
I had wanted to spend some time with these flowers a week ago but found them sparse where I visited so Saturday’s shoot was not exactly second choice. I hoped to find some in the park but likely would have stopped here just the same.
These are native pretty much everywhere in the U.S. but not considered so anywhere in MA save one county by GoBotany. They show it as native in Berkshire County only.