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Black-Eyed Susans

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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.

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