- Common Name(s):
- Narrow-leaf Silkgrass
- Groundcover, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Native wildflower in the Asteraceae family. This is a tough, vigorous, evergreen ground cover that does poorly only if soils are too rich and damp. Its silvery green, grass-like leaves and tendency to colonize make it useful as a foreground plant and a ground cover. Its bright, daisy-like flowers are most abundant in full sun. For a neat appearance, cut back just before new leaves emerge, in February.
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Summer to Fall, August-November
Wildlife Value: Nectar in the flowers attracts butterflies and bees. Members of the genus Pityopsis support the following specialized bee: Perdita (Hexaperdita) boltoniae.
- Late summer through mid fall
- 1-3 ft.
- Flower Color:
- Bright yellow
- Silvery, grass-like leaves, to 1 ft. long.
- 2 in. clusters of bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers on 2 1/2 ft. stems.
- Does not like soil that is too damp and rich. Prefers dry open sandy sites.
- Upright, clumping
- Root division, seeds
- Full sun to partial shade
- Dry, sandy
- Ranges from Delaware to Ohio, south to Georgia, Texas, and Mexico
- North America
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2859