Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta - SEEDS
This well known perennial native plant is loved by butterflies and bees and is easy to grow. It blooms in mid-late summer and seeds, if sown early enough will likely bloom the first year. Yellow petals with a black center eye.
The folklore of Sweet William and Black Eyed Susan? She wept when he left on his sea voyage (causing black circles around her eyes) When the fleet returned, she went down to the dockssearching for her lover asking of the burly men "Tell me ye sailors tell me true, if my Sweet William sails with you. Legend says if you plant these two together they will bloom at the same time to honor their eternal love. Don't you just love plant lore?