Large heads of typical bright yellow Tickseed flowers and held up tall on well branched upright plants 2 to 4′ but potentially up to 8′ in right conditions. A spectacular show from midsummer to early fall. The flowers are 1-2″ wide with 6-10 petal like ray flowers with a brown center, the scent is anise. Leaves are deeply divided resembling the been family (Fabaceae) leaf veins have a similar arrangement to the rays of a birds feather. A great plant to use as a backdrop for smaller plants. Seedheads provide interest in the winter. Found in moist to mesic praries often in deep soils and open woods, adaptable.Native Environment: Prairie, Savanna/Woodland
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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