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Smallanthus uvedalia [= Smallanthus uvedalius]

Bearsfoot, Leafcup

Scientific Name:

Smallanthus uvedalia [= Smallanthus uvedalius]

Genus:

Smallanthus

Species Epithet:

uvedalia

Common Name:

Bearsfoot, Leafcup

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

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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