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Packera aurea

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Golden Ragwort

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Golden ragwort (Packera aurea) is an easily grown garden plant with large clusters of ¾” wide daisy-like yellow flowers growing on stems 1-3’ above basal leaves. This native plant is sure to brighten shady areas of the spring garden. The foliage forms an effective groundcover in shady, moist to dry woodlands, and plants spread readily by seed and underground roots, forming large colonies. Golden ragwort can grow in the woodland garden or a shady perennial border among white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), marginal wood-fern (Dryopteris marginalis),  wideleaf bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)and purple phacelia (Phacelia bipinnatifida). Formerly known as Senecio aureus. Zones 3-8. 

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    Senecio aureus

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