Flower of black-eyed susan

Honoring the Black-eyed Susan

Summer and seasonal wildflowers may fade, but the colors of the Black-eyed Susan will illuminate throughout the year in the hearts of Mountaineers.

The native perennial, which grows abundantly on campus, was named Appalachian State University’s official flower by the Board of Trustees Sept. 22. Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced at the start of the 2017-18 academic year she would put forth a resolution based on the idea from Horticulture Specialist Daniel Burleson.

“I love Daniel’s idea,” Everts said. “The campus has never been more beautiful thanks to our remarkable Landscape Services gardeners, who exemplify our institutional commitment to sustainability.”

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Originally posted September 28, 2017. Written by Linda Coutant.

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