Wildflowers forum: Golden Groundsel, Packere obovata, ( Asteraceae )

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Mar 7, 2013 9:18 AM CST

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Golden Groundsel, Packera obovata.
This lovely perennial groundcover forms a rosette of oval leaves in early Winter and blooms in late Winter and into early Spring.
It can colonize a large area and prefers moist shade or semi-shade remaining green most of the year.
The bloom stalk is about twelve inches tall topped with a cluster of yellow daisy like flowers that announce the arrival of Spring and provide early nectar for butterflies.
This is a very charming plant that deserves a special place in the landscape.

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 7, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Thanks so much for posting this, Josephine!

I found this plant here last year but wasn't able to ID it. Now I also know why we have Northern Metalmark (Calephelis borealis) butterflies here.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Mar 7, 2013 10:49 AM CST

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Hello Chelle, I am so glad that it is also a larval food plant for one of the northern butterflies.
I am not aware of any of our butterflies that use as a larval food plant, but it works very well for nectar for all of them. Smiling
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Mar 22, 2013 6:30 AM CST

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Golden Groundsel in my front yard at this time, sooo pretty, I just love it.
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