These small, fleshy, green leaves nearly hug the ground along prostrate stems on this easy-to-grow ground cover. Foliage is arranged in whorls around the stem creating little rosettes that become covered in small yellow flowers in late spring and summer that attract butterflies.
Easy to grow rock garden plant
Butterflies flock to its nectar-rich flowers!
Butterfly larvae feed on the leaves
Performs well in rocky, drought-prone soils
Leaves are edible in moderation
Looks great in container gardens
Rocky outcroppings and dry areas from Alaska south into California
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings feed on troublesome insects in the garden. To get energy to search for their prey, many beneficial insects feed on nectar (for carbohydrates) and pollen (for protein) from flowering plants.
Prefers dry, rocky, well-drained soil. Drought resistant once established.