Chrysogonum is a native groundcover known for both its foliage and flowers. Light green, triangular leaves are the perfect backdrop for the star-shaped, golden flowers. They bloom well above the foliage and have contrasting brown stamens. The flowers appear abundantly in the spring and fall and sporadically through the heat of summer. In northerly climates, it tends to be more upright, while in southerly climates they are often more prostrate or creeping.
Beautiful groundcover for shady areas
Flowers for an incredibly long time
Lovely planted along the edge of a woodland path
Good for underplanting
Easy to grow and maintain
Native to woodlands from New York to Louisiana and Florida
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The genus name is derived from the Greek "chrys" meaning "gold" and "gon" meaning "offspring", as in the flowers.
Grow in partial to dappled shade or in full sun in northern regions. Chrysogonum prefers moist soils, but will tolerate dryer conditions with protection from the sun.