Black-Eyed Susans | WYPR

Black-Eyed Susans

Aug 12, 2014

Black-eyed susans are known as "pioneer plants," and are an important component in preventing erosion in critical areas like road cuts and hillsides.

But what about the name black-eyed susan? Was there ever a Susan? Who was she? Were her eyes black? Turns out, our state flower’s name has a storied history.