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Melampodium leucanthum

Melampodium leucanthum
blackfoot daisy
Common name blackfoot daisy
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers white/yellow
Size 8-12"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Heat- and drought-tolerant perennial with narrow dark-green leaves and yellow-and-white daisies over a long season of bloom. Bees and butterflies like it, too. Native to prairie and planes states of the south-central US. The small plant we purchased in May bloomed pretty much constantly throughout the season, growing into a substantial plant by end of summer. It was in full bloom again by early March of the following year.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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