Description: Excellent for recently restored areas with a heavy weed seed bank, this plant will compete when given its ideal growing situation (moist, sunny soils). Can be aggressive and will readily reseed. Not recommended for very small spaces in new gardens or along edges of gardens. Certain TLC staff have made this mistake and are still paying the price years later by pulling new seedlings every year. However, it's perfect for non-garden medium-wet areas where it can spread to its heart's content! Flowers close during the heat of the day and open in morning and evening. Loved by pollinators!
Attracts: The most important pollinators of the flowers are long-tongued bees, especially bumblebees. Other visitors include Halictine bees and Syrphid flies. However, the Syrphid flies feed on stray pollen and are non-pollinating.