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False Dandelion

Agoseris glauca

Family:

Asteraceae

The yellow flowers turn shades of pink and purple when dried.

Meadow or Grassland garden

Meadow / Grassland garden

Pollinator garden

Pollinator garden

Details

Emerges 

Seed collection

Flowers

June, July, August

yellow flowers

Yellow

August

Lifecycle

Perennial

Lifespan

short-lived

Height

-

50

cm

Width

-

20

cm

Habit

Forbs

Upright

Upright

Taproot

Taproot

Ecology

Supports

Supports bees

Bees

Supports butterflies and moths

Butterflies & Moths

Supports beneficial insects

Beneficial insects

Providing

Provides pollen source

Pollen source

Provides nectar source

Nectar source

Provides nesting material

Nesting material

A wide variety of bumblebees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects visit this plant. Leafcutter bees have been known to use the foliage for nesting material. Birds may eat the seeds.

Habitat

Typically found in

meadows, prairie, disturbed areas

In the Garden

Growing Conditions

Moisture

Dry conditions

Dry

Moist conditions

Moist

Light

Full sun

Full sun

Soil

Average garden soil

Propagation

Via

Seeds

Seeds

Sowing Recommendations

Sow seeds in Fall

Fall planting

Landscape

Use for:

Border placement

Border

Naturalization

Naturalization

Growing Tips

  • Not suitable for transplanting as it has a long taproot.

Description

The bright yellow flowers are followed by brilliant white fluffy seed heads that contrast with the attractive grey-green basal leaves.

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