Species Detail

Rudbeckia hirta L.
Black-eyed susan; Bachelors button


Scientific Name:  
Rudbeckia hirta L.
Common Name:  
Black-eyed susan; Bachelors button
Myaamia Name:  
mahkateewiciiphki-?
Uses:  
Medicinal, Customs
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Rudbeckia hirta L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. 1908 Description  "I have not seen this plant but imagine that it is Rudbeckia hirta; as the Indian said "the Whites call it Bachelors Button; because a button grows on the top; which is in the midst of a brown flower. The stalks are from two to three feet tall."
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description  Gatschet describe the plant as "a weed 2 to 3 feet high with yellow berries or buttons"
Steyermark, J.A. 1963 Description  Steyermark remarks that Rudbeckia hirta var. homochroma have yellow disk as well as ray flowers. The dense; compact cone of yellow disk flowers could be what Gatschet describes as a yellow "berry"
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Customs  roots are used to protect from bad spirits. "makkatewitchipkiki or makatewi tchipkiki"; the medicine was "rubbed on a gun-barrel; and then fired at any strange noise which they suspected to be made by spirits . . . As a charm or amulet particles of the root are carried in the pocket and keep off spirits; witches; etc."
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Medicinal  used to treat coughs and sore throats
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Customs  used to protect against bad spirits or witches. "carried in pocket as charm against spirit or witches"
Botanical Sources  
Rudbeckia hirta L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Small, J.K. 1903   Occurs in many habitats; including open woods; roadsides and fields; throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Rudbeckia hirta L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Rudbeckia hirta is consider R. serotina in some sources