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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Heliopsis helianthoides ([Smooth] Oxeye)
Sometimes referred to as False Sunflower, this hardy native* of open woodlands, prairies, and fields is notable for its eight-week period of peak bloom. Its 2- to 3-inch, showy yellow flowers attract a wide variety of pollinators and make it a wonderful addition to a cutting garden.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native to DC. rare in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of DE, and present in MD and in much of PA. It is found in NoVA, although it is most frequent in the mountains and rare in the Coastal Plain in VA.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets