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Black Walnut Tree

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Black walnut trees grow up to 90 feet tall with a rounded, open crown. More

Black Walnut Twig Cross Section

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Twigs thick, light brown, with fuzzy buds and tan, chambered pith at the core of the twig. More

Black-Eyed Susan

Photo of black-eyed Susan flowerhead.
Black-eyed Susan flowerheads are solitary or in loose, open clusters, terminal on the stalk, and grow to 4 inches across. The 8–21 ray flowers are rich yellow or orangish and slender. The central disk is deep brown to purple-brown and hemispherical, becoming egg-shaped with maturity. More

Black-Eyed Susan

Photo of black-eyed Susan flowerhead.
Black-eyed Susan is popular as a native garden ornamental and is often sold as a cut flower. Historically, Native Americans used this and other Rudbeckia species medicinally. More

Black-Eyed Susan

Photo of black-eyed Susan flowerheads.
Black-eyed Susan is a tremendously popular native wildflower for gardening. It’s also commonly planted along roadways, so when it’s blooming, May through October, you’re sure to see it somewhere. More

Black-Eyed Susan

Photo of several black-eyed Susan flowers.
Its profusion of cheery, bright yellow flowers make black-eyed Susan one of our most beloved wildflowers. It is one of nine species of Rudbeckia recorded in Missouri, and it is the most familiar. More

Black-Eyed Susan

Photo of black-eyed Susan plants blooming along the edge of a field.
Black-eyed Susan commonly grows in pastures, old fields, railroads, roadsides, and open, disturbed areas. This is the most abundant rudbeckia in Missouri and the one that prospers best in disturbed habitats. More

Black-Eyed Susan

Photo of black-eyed Susan flowerhead with a beetle on it.
In the 1970s, researchers explored the different patterns of reflected ultraviolet light in the corollas of this and other rudbeckias. Although UV light is invisible to humans, bees and some other insects can see it, and the special patterns in the flowers serve especially to attract them. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Bottom)

Photo of black-footed polypore, fan-shaped mushroom, showing tan pores beneath
The cap of a black-footed polypore convex to funnel-shaped. The underside has pores that are tiny, circular (sometimes with angles), and whitish to tannish. The stalk is off-center and tough, has equal sides, and is blackish; its texture is smooth. More