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Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Black Eyed Susan

Description

The plant has 4-7 inch long leaves at the base with thick stems. The daisy-like flowers are up to 4 inches in diameter and have a dark brown to black center with long yellow petals.

 

 

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black Walnut

Description

Black Walnuts grow up to 130 feet, and have a dark, deeply furrowed bark. The leaves are slender and up to 4 inches long. The flowers ripen into a fruit (nut) with a brownish-green flesh.

 

 

Bloodroot, Red Puccoon (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

Bloodroot

Description

Short, stemless, perennial herb with one large multi-lobed leaf. Flowers are small with yellow centers and white petals, and are only present in early spring

 

 

Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis L.)

Bouncing Bet

Description

Bouncing bet is a herbaceous perennial, 1-3 feet tall, which grows from rhizomes. Its close relative, cow cockle (Saponaria vaccaria L.), is an annual. The stems are erect and jointed with opposite elliptic leaves which are 3-4 inches long and 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches wide at the middle. The leaf margins lack teeth. The flowers come in clusters of cylindric sepals and bloom from June to September, displaying 5-6 petals notched at the apex. Petal colors range from white to pink. The fruit is a capsule about 1 inch long and 1/4 inch thick containing many somewhat round black seeds. The seeds have minute bumps on the surface.