Packera plattensis (Senecio plattensis)
$5.49 – $9.89
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Blooms: May – July
Suggested Uses: Prairie Ragwort is a cheery wildflower that is low growing and very showy when in bloom! It grows on a variety of soil types, but is very useful in a dry sandy, gravelly or rocky soil. This would be a nice choice for a rock garden and is an excellent choice for upland prairie and shoreline restorations. Attractive to a variety of small bees.
Native Range: Predominantly native to the central states of the contiguous U.S.
Pollinators: It is attractive to small bees and other pollinating insects. It is a high-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies.
Flowers: The 3/4″ flower heads contain 8-12 ray flowers surrounding thee yellow disk flowers. They bloom on flat-topped clusters.
Leaves: The stem leaves are irregularly toothed and the basal leaves are stalked.
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Dry Soil, Mesic Soil, Summer Blooming, Short Height