Marcus, Joseph A.
Packera obovata (Muhl. ex Willd.) W.A. Weber & A. Löve
Golden groundsel, Roundleaf groundsel, Roundleaf ragwort, Squawweed
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Golden Groundsel is a rosette-forming perennial
with several runner-like stolons terminated by similar rosettes. Slender flowering stems rise to 1 1/2 ft. above the rosettes of oval
leaves. Flower clusters are few- to many-headed; the yellow flowers heads occuring on slender pedicels.
Golden Groundsel brings color to shaded spots in the landscape. Once established, it colonizes quickly and creates an effective, evergreen
ground cover. It is often one of the earliest bloomers of the year.
Image Gallery: 26 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Blooms February to April in southerly regions, April to June in the north.
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, QC Native Distribution:
Quebec and Ontario south through the eastern US to Coahuila; rare northward, common southward. Native Habitat:
Calcareous rocks, slopes & rich, wooded banks. Usually in limestone soil. Moist, well-drained loam, clay. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich, preferably calcareous soils. Loam or clay.
BenefitUse Ornamental: A good herb-layer groundcover for limestone woodlands in eastern North America. Creates a yellow glow in spring when planted en masse.
Use Wildlife: Flowers attract bees and butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: High