Preakness starting gate at Pimlico in May Credit: Fisherga via Wikipedia
Crab cakes and football aren’t really the only things Maryland does. Today on the track at Pimlico, the th Preakness race will be run. It’s the second jewel of American Thoroughbred Racing’s Triple Crown and also known as the ‘Run for the Black-eyed Susans’ because they are the state flower of Maryland.
Black-eyed Susan blossom Credit: Photo taken by user Lorax and released under the GFDL via Wikipedia
The Latin name for the Black-eyed Susan genus is Rudbeckia hirta. It’s a common American wildflower with bright yellow petals and dark domed centers. Some garden varieties are regular annuals, but many of the true wildflowers are biennials, producing only green foliage their first year and flowering their second. The blooms are frequently visited by bees, butterflies and other insects for their nectar.
Black-eyed Susans Credit: Isolino Ferreira via Flickr
But who was this Susan? Why were her eyes black? It dates back to a folk song written by John Gay popular in the early s. The poor girl was saddened because her true love William was about to shove off to sea. Don’t worry, he consoles her with the fact that he will be safe and true while away. Riiiight. There’s no follow-up poem so we never know if they end up happily ever after together, but really how bad was maritime service in ? I’m sure he was fine. We may not know about the people, but some gardeners do favor companion planting of Black-eyed Susan flowers and Sweet Williams. At least botanically, they do well together.
All in the dawn the fleet was moord,
The streamers waving to the wind,
When Black-eyed Susan came on board,
Oh where shall I my true love find?
Tell me, ye jovial sailors, tell me true,
If my sweet William, if my sweet William
Sails among your crew?
The Preakness also serves a cocktail called the Black-eyed Susan made with vodka, St. Germain liquer with pineapple, lime and orange juice. It sounds unbelievably sweet to me. Probably sweeter than that William guy and I could imagine how easy it would be to overindulge in them. Yet, while it boasts the name Black-eyed Susan and it is the characteristic yellow color of its namesake flower, another flower is one of the main components. For those of you unfamiliar with St. Germain liquer, it’s flavor comes from Elderflowers (Sambucus nigra).
Elderflowers Credit: Eiffel via Wikipedia
Yes, the real life equivalent of painting the roses red for the Queen in Alice in Wonderland. I doubt the winner cares too much, and I’m sure the flowers on the blanket look close enough to spectators especially after a few of the Black-eyed Susan cocktails. Still- go home Maryland, you’re drunk!
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Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susan, is a North American flowering plant in the sunflower family, native to Eastern and Central North America and naturalized in the Western part of the continent as well as in China. It has now been found in all 10 Canadian Provinces and all 48 of the states in the contiguous United States.
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Species of flowering plant
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Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susan, is a North American flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Eastern and Central North America and naturalized in the Western part of the continent as well as in China. It has now been found in all 10 Canadian Provinces and all 48 of the states in the contiguous United States.
Rudbeckia hirta is the state flower of Maryland.
Rudbeckia hirta is an upright annual (sometimes biennial or perennial) growing 30–cm (12–39in) tall by 30–45cm (12–18in) wide. It has alternate, mostly basal leaves 10–18cm long, covered by coarse hair, with stout branching stems and daisy-like, compositeflower heads appearing in late summer and early autumn. In the species, the flowers are up to 10cm (4in) in diameter, with yellow ray florets circling conspicuous brown or black, dome-shaped cone of many small disc florets. However, extensive breeding has produced a range of sizes and colours, including oranges, reds and browns.
Etymology and common names
The specific epithethirta is Latin for “hairy”, and refers to the trichomes occurring on leaves and stems. Other common names for this plant include: brown-eyed Susan, brown betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem, English bull's eye, poor-land daisy, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy.
There are four varieties
Rudbeckia hirta is widely cultivated in parks and gardens, for summer bedding schemes, borders, containers, wildflower gardens, prairie-style plantings and cut flowers. Numerous cultivars have been developed, of which 'Indian Summer' and 'Toto' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Other popular cultivars include 'Double Gold' and 'Marmalade'.
Gloriosa daisies are tetraploidcultivars having much larger flower heads than the wild species, often doubled or with contrasting markings on the ray florets. They were first bred by Alfred Blakeslee of Smith College by applying colchicine to R. hirta seeds; Blakeslee's stock was further developed by W. Atlee Burpee and introduced to commerce at the Philadelphia Flower Show.Gloriosa daisies are generally treated as annuals or short-lived perennials and are typically grown from seed, though there are some named cultivars.
Symbolism and uses
Maryland state flower
The black-eyed Susan was designated the state flower of Maryland in  In this capacity it is used in gardens and ceremonies to celebrate, memorialize and show affection for the state of Maryland and its people. The Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland, has been termed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of Viking Poms, a variety of chrysanthemums resembling black-eyed Susans, is traditionally placed around the winning horse's neck (actual black-eyed Susans are not in bloom in May during the Preakness).
University of Southern Mississippi
In , the black-eyed Susan became the inspiration for the University of Southern Mississippi school colors (black and gold), suggested by Florence Burrow Pope, a member of the university's first graduating class. According to Pope: “On a trip home, I saw great masses of Black-Eyed Susans in the pine forests. I decided to encourage my senior class to gather Black-Eyed Susans to spell out the name of the class on sheets to be displayed during exercises on Class Day. I then suggested black and gold as class colors, and my suggestion was adopted."
Butterfly attractant for enhancing gardens
Butterflies are attracted to Rudbeckia hirta. It is a larval host to the bordered patch, gorgone checkerspot, and silvery checkerspot species.
Traditional Native American uses
The plant is thought to be an herbal medicine by Native American for various ailments. The roots but not the seedheads of Rudbeckia hirta can be used much like the related Echinacea purpurea with unsubstantiated claims to boost immunity and fight colds, flu and infections. The Ojibwa people used it as a poultice for snake bites and to make an infusion for treating colds and worms in children.
The species is toxic to cats, when ingested.
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Black-eyed Susan may refer to:
Theatre and film
- "Black-eyed Susan" or "All in the Downs", Roud number, is an sea song by John Gay (–), more fully titled "Sweet William's Farewell to Black-Eyed Susan"
- "Blackeyed Susan", a song by The Triffids from The Black Swan
- The Blackeyed Susans, an Australian band, named after the Triffids song
- Blackeyed Susan (band), a Philadelphia-area band formed by "Dizzy" Dean Davidson after he left Britny Fox in
- "Black-eyed Susan", a Morrissey song released as a B-Side to "Sunny" and later on My Early Burglary Years
- "Black Eyed Susan", a Paul Westerberg song from his album 14 Songs
- "Black-Eyed Susan" (song), a song by Prairie Oyster
- "Black Eyed Susan", a song from the album Mockingbird Time by The Jayhawks
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