This eastern United States native has striking spooned, deep green foliage and masses of bright star-like disc yellow flowers in spring. Low-growing, it forms a thick mat, mostly spreading by rhizomes, but reseeds also. An effective ground cover. Herbaceous, typically found along woodland edges and forest clearings,
Suitable for all soil types.
Soil can be mildly acid, neutral, or very acidic.
Tolerates dry soil well.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade; bright filtered light is best.
Prefers moist well-drained soil, but can grow in dry conditions.
Attracts bees and butterflies.