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Sphagneticola trilobata

 
Sphagneticola trilobata
First flower in late May

Synonym(s) Wedelia trilobata
Common name wedelia; Singapore daisy
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers yellow
Size 12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil; heat-tolerant

I bought this as a "rampantly growing groundcover" from a local nursery, so I can't claim to have been misinformed. It has a reputation for taking over from by spreading from roots and stems (but not by seed). I may come to regret my purchase, but for now have planted it in a section of the garden where I've had a hard time permanently establishing ornamental plants. So I'm hopeful that its yellow daisies will spruce up the place without spreading beyond control. It's only barely hardy here anyway, so maybe it won't even survive. The plant is native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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

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