Smallanthus uvedalia

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Bearsfoot, Bear's Foot, Bear's-Foot, Yellow Flowered Leafcup, Hairy Leafcup,
    Synonyms: Osteospermum uvedalia, Polymnia uvedalia
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - October
    Status: Native

Smallanthus uvedalia, or Bearsfoot, is native to the much of the eastern US, including the Southeast and Appalachian regions, but also extending into the south-central US, the Ozarks and southern Missouri and Illinois, and even reaching into a couple of counties in Michigan. It is a perennial that grows in dry, rocky partially shaded woods and along woodland edges. It blooms in late summer into fall with yellow flowers.

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