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Prefers moist to saturated soil. Species tolerates seasonal inundation like
that found in sedge meadows and wet prairies.
Provides nectar and pollen for bees and other insects. Achenes are eaten by
insects, birds, and small mammals. Also provides reproduction and foraging
habitat for Gorgone checkerspot butterfly.
Used for soil stabilization in upper shoreline zones and vegetated swales.
Also a good pioneer species.
Facultative Wet (-)
Nutrient Load Tolerance
Flowering Color and Time
Yellow to cream
July to October
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