Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Roundleaf groundsel

Packera obovata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

10 to
14
inches

Spread:

8 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 10 to
14
inches
Spread: 8 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 10 to
14
inches
Spread: 8 to
16
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use at the front of a shady border or open woodland planting. Excellent ground cover.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Prefers rich soil and and average moisture. Will grow in dry shade.
Special Features
Evergreen
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

Loose umbels of yellow flowers in April and May on 12″ stems. The evergreen foliage is rounded and serrated along the edges. Plants spread slowly by underground stems. Grows well in dry shade.Part of Grow Native! Pollinator Buffet plant tag series. Many bees, flies, and beetles use the nectar and pollen. Host to northern metalmark butterfly.

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