Simple yellow daisies, or Black Eyed Susans grow wild by the road side almost everywhere. They are so ubiquitous that we take them for granted or even regard them as a weed. Planted in a large group they are quite handsome. Black-eyed Susans are biannual which means they live for two years. In the first year, the plant grows a rosette, which is a group of leaves growing from the center, low to the ground. In the second year, the plant sends up flower stalks. At the end of the second year, the plant dies.