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Packera aurea, also known as Golden groundsel, is a native semi-evergreen rhizomatous groundcover that has bright yellow blooms in the spring. Packera aurea does exceptionally well in moist, sunny to partially shaded areas where it will colonize generally quick over time. The basal leaves are 6-10" tall, dark green, heart-shaped with a purple tint on the underside. In mild winters, they are fully evergreen. By mid-April, Packera sends up a tall corymb of yellow ray flowers, which reach about 1-2' tall. By mid-summer, these flower stems have dried up and gone to seed. The remaining portion of the year, Packera aurea acts as a dense ground cover, holding space and acting as a green mulch.
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