Friday, May 2, 2014

Golden ragwort (Packera aurea)

It's hard not to like Golden ragwort (aka Golden Groundsel) = Packera aurea.

It's a native across the Eastern U.S.  It flowers early in spring, supporting some early pollinators, providing a brilliant yellow in woodlands, etc.

It's a exuberant colonizer, and successful self-seeder, so grows prolifically in nice garden beds.

Happily, it's easy to "control" and share with fellow gardeners.

Here's a view of a patch through the front door in our (small) house in the mountains.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lisa.
    Good to know that it supports some early pollinators. Good idea to give them an early source of food as they look to recover quickly from winter.


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