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Plant Details

Smallanthus uvedalia [= Smallanthus uvedalius]

Bearsfoot, Leafcup

Scientific Name:

Smallanthus uvedalia [= Smallanthus uvedalius]

Common Name:

Bearsfoot, Leafcup

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

yellow

Size in Feet:

3 - 9

Light:

shade, part-shade

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July - October

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, bottomland forests, and disturbed places. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Bearsfoot in flower

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Paynter, Wilmington, late August 2012

Close-up of Flower

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Flower with bee

With its abundant flowers and long blooming period, Bearsfoot is a great pollinator plant, attracting butterflies and bees as well as ants.

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The large leaves give the flower its common name.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Smallanthus listing (not specific uvedalius species) in Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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