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A vine that can grow to a height of 1.8-2.4 m. It has twinning stems with heart or arrow-shaped hairy leaves. It favours sun to partial shade. Soft orange and black five-petal blooms appear in late Spring/early summer, mid summer and again in late summer, early autumn. Black-eyed Susan is known for producing flowers as early as six weeks after germination. The leaves are heart shaped dicotyledons.
A garden escapee found growing down banks and smothering native vegetation. Prolific seeder in warmer areas of New Zealand.