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Packera obovatus

Squaw-weed

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Packera obovatus (Squaw-weed)

From early April through June, loose umbels of yellow flowers on appear on 12" stems. The foliage forms rosettes and is semi-evergreen, with rounded and serrated leaves. It grows well in dry shade and spreads by underground stems. This native plant is a great groundcover alternative.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
8-16 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Medium Yellow


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Use at the front of a shady border or open woodland planting. Excellent ground cover

Good Companions
Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata), Deciduous Holly (Ilex decidua), Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn (Rhamnus caroliniana), Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU-

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map