[ruhd-bek-ee-uh, rood-]


any composite plant of the genus Rudbeckia, having alternate leaves and showy flower heads.

Origin of rudbeckia

1750–60; < New Latin; named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630–1702), Swedish botanist; see -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rudbeckia

Historical Examples of rudbeckia

  • These are Rudbeckia hirta, Artemisia biennis, Plantago aristata.

    Seed Dispersal

    William J. Beal

  • I owe to the kindness of Professor Oliver a sketch of a species of Rudbeckia?

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • This the Rudbeckia will do, every time, if not promptly checked.

    Amateur Gardencraft

    Eben E. Rexford

  • Strong-growing perennials, asters or the biennial Rudbeckia triloba, are good for this purpose.

  • About two feet behind this border, a row of Rudbeckia (Golden Glow) grows like a tall hedge.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden

    Helena Rutherfurd Ely

British Dictionary definitions for rudbeckia



any plant of the North American genus Rudbeckia, cultivated for their showy flowers, which have golden-yellow rays and green or black conical centres: family Asteraceae (composites)See also coneflower, black-eyed Susan

Word Origin for rudbeckia

C18: New Latin, named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630–1702), Swedish botanist
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