Arrowleaf ragwort, also known as Arrowleaf butterweed or groundsel, is a perennial wildflower common in high elevation meadows that has luscious, butter yellow flowers that bloom June-September depending on elevation. The flower head has ray flowers and 40 disk flowers in the center. The flowering stems can reach 3′-4′ tall amid thick meadow or streamside vegetation in the mountains. It prefers full sun to part shade and loamy or clay soil. Arrowleaf ragwort is native to the western United States and is a member of the aster (Asteraceae) family. As the specific epithet “triangularis” and common name describe, Arrowleaf ragwort has triangular shaped leaves with tapered ends and many sharp teeth on the edges. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
Seed Germination Instructions
30-60 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall or early spring.