The cheery Orange coneflower or Brown-Eyed Susan has a long bloom season that lasts well into the fall, often right up to Halloween in Washtenaw County. Adaptable to sun or part shade and drought tolerant, this is an easy, rugged native with a fairly tidy habit that looks lovely in a border or in a front-yard native garden. An established plant will send out rhizomes to slowly expand, and the plant will self-seed from fallen seedheads, but it is not aggressive.  2-3' tall, full sun to light shade, dry to medium moisture.

Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange coneflower)