Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta. Family: Aster (Asteraceae). Habitat: fields, open woods, roadsides. Height: 1-3 feet• Flower size: 2-3 inches across, • Flowering time: June to October. Origin: Midwestern U.S. Hand held photograph taken with a Pentax K10D and Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) on June 22, 2008.