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Bigelowia nuttallii

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Nuttall’s Rayless-Goldenrod

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The adorable and virtually unknown Nuttall’s rayless-goldenrod is very much at home in any rock garden. From mid-summer through autumn, soft clusters of bright yellow flowers float over small tufts of soft green, thread-like foliage. This tough evergreen plant is well adapted to sunny, dry, and exposed areas. It slowly forms dense crowns creating a sea of yellow at a time of year when few other plants are flowering. Though quite showy, Nuttall’s rayless-goldenrod only grows only 10-15” tall. This plant is striking when combined with Liatris microcephala, Schizachyrium scoparium, Euphorbia corollata, Silene virginica, Ionactis linariifolius, and Coreopsis pulchra.

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    early-fall, late-summer, mid-fall, mid-summer
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    tan, yellow