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Lawnflower Calyptocarpus vialis

Phonetic Spelling
kal-ip-toe-KAR-pus VEE-uh-lis
Description

Horseherb is a shade tolerant groundcover in the daisy family that is typically found in woodlands, meadows, and disturbed sites..  It withstands foot traffic and mowing well and if your lawn has any shady areas, there is probably Horseherb growing in it.  Tiny yellow flowers dot the bright green plants from spring to summer their nectar attracting small butterflies.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Plant struggle with heavy leaf litter from upper canopy plants.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plant#shade tolerant#yellow flowers#weedy#lawn alternative#meadow#lawn#long bloom time#disturbed areas#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#lawn weed#groundcovers that can be mowed#foot traffic tolerant#shade flowers#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plant#shade tolerant#yellow flowers#weedy#lawn alternative#meadow#lawn#long bloom time#disturbed areas#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#lawn weed#groundcovers that can be mowed#foot traffic tolerant#shade flowers#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calyptocarpus
    Species:
    vialis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern U.S.A., Caribbean, Venezuela
    Wildlife Value:
    Nectar from flowers attract sulfur and skipper butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Description:
    Tiny yellow daisy-like flowers bloom from spring to fall or even year-round in frost-free areas.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Deltoid
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade
    Problems:
    Weedy