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woolly groundsel

Packera cana

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low
full sun
cushion
3 - 12"
yellow
spring - early summer

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

Bright yellow flowers
Bright yellow flowers

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Grey-green cushion of foliage
Grey-green cushion of foliage

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Grey-green cushion of leaves when not in flower
Grey-green cushion of leaves when not in flower

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Bright yellow flowers
Bright yellow flowers

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Woolly groundsel is a cushion plant, meaning it grows in a tight little clump to survive harsh living on windswept bare ridges. Bright yellow flowers contrast nicely with silvery leaves. The short stature makes it ideal for sunny rock gardens, especially alongside fuzzy-tongue penstemon, cutleaf daisy, and cushion buckwheat.