I noticed the plant in spring coming up where I walk. I did not plant this and tried to search for native plants but unable to identify it. I appreciate your help. Thank you.
at this stage my best guess is that this is Rudbeckia laciniata, one of the black-eyed Susans. We have a native form in our area, but there is also a cultivar that is frequently grown, called Goldsturm, as I remember. When it flowers, if this doesn’t seem right, please post again.
Steve Hill, botanist, SCNPS