A friend of mine from Birmingham Southern College is trying to identify some of the wildflowers that are planted at the Southern Environmental Center's Ecoscape.
She sent me these pictures to consider. I think it's Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba). I told her I'd put the photos on the blog to see if any of my more knowledgeable plant friends had any better ideas.
Here's a close-up of the bloom:
And here's a view of the whole plant:
If you look closely at the base you can see the triloba part.
Compare here, here, and here.
You can take a virtual tour of the Ecoscape, or browse the Alabama meadow wildflowers.
We had a frost last night so this might be the last flowers here for a while!