Posts tagged ‘Black Eyed Susans’

May 17, 2014

may 17

A long-standing Preakness Stakes¬†tradition is to drape a blanket of Black-Eyed Susans — the official flower for the state of Maryland — across the shoulders of the winning horse.¬† Because Black-Eyed Susans do not bloom until June in Maryland, the centers of daisies are painted black to recreate the correct appearance.