Description A group of black eyed susans soaking up the sunshine and making the day exceptionally cheery!The roots but not seedheads of Rudbeckia hirta can be used much like the related Echinacea purpurea. It is an astringent used as in a warm infusion as a wash for sores and swellings. The Ojibwa used it as a poultice for snake bites and as an infusion for treating colds and worms in children.
Jodi Pflepsen, Cold Spring, MN Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement The natural world has always been my life force. It's been my source of peace and inspiration since I was a child. I am fortunate enough to live in rural Minnesota where natures beauty surrounds me every day. My camera lens allows me to share the world as I see it and I hope my photographs and digital artwork bring you all the joy and tranquility our beautiful planet has to offer.