Loose clusters of 5 to 30 golden yellow flowers on 1.5 foot tall stalks from April to June, the few leaves along the flowering stem are deeply cleft, basal rosettes of serrate leaves persist through the year - though leaf shape is extremely variable, good groundcover, roots smell sweet, spreads by seed and short rhizomes/stolons, likes sandy loam and rocky soil. Nectar and pollen attract native bees and butterflies.
Native Range: NL through c ON to the Canadian Rocky Mountains and c AK, south through the mtns and upper Midwest to NM and AL, skipping the central plains states of NE, OK, KS, and TX
Germination - Moderately Difficult: Surface sow and Cold Stratify 8 weeks
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