• Plant Type: Annual
• Sunlight: Sun, part shade
• Soils: Medium to dry
• Bloom Time: White flowers in August, September, October too?
• Size: 1-3 feet in height
Also called sweet everlasting the leaves give off a maple syrup fragrance. Appropriate for butterfly and pollinator gardens. Widespread in the eastern half of the US it has cobwebby or wooly stems and small heads. Used medicinally for many ailments by native tribes.
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata), Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)
• Larval host for the American Lady butterfly
• Flower nectar attracts bees, butterflies, wasps, and flies
Occurs in dry clearings, fields, and wood edges.