Here are some flower photos that I took this summer. All of these photos were taken at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, Minnesota. This is a Black-eyed Susan. It’s also called Brown-eyed Susan and that is actually more descriptive. The brown center part of the blossom consists of many tiny individual flowers. They open over time, starting with the outside edge. In this photo, look for the circle of tiny projections near the outer part of the brown center. Spreading out the flowering period increases the plant’s chances of being pollinated.