Did you know Rudbeckia spp., also commonly known as black-eyed Susan, attracts the specialist bee, Andrena rudbeckiae, commonly known as Rudbeckia Andrena in our ecoregion 231? Read on.
Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Common: Black-eyed Susans
Zones: Herbaceous perennial
Size: 2-3 feet tall x 1-2 foot wide
Conditions: Sun, medium moisture
Attracts: In ecoregion 231, Rudbeckia spp. also attracts long-horned bees, and is the host plant the checkerspot butterflies, including bordered patch, Chlosyne lacuna, gorgone checkerspot, Chlosyne gorgone, and silverly checkerspot, Chlosyne butterflies.
Other coneflower rudbecka flowers attract honey bees.
On Lindtner honey bee scale of 0 to 5, pollen and nectar content is 1 and 1, respectively.